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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: COTA vaccine clinic moving to Travis County Exposition Center

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Wednesday, May 5.

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KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area. 

Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's May 5 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.4 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 49,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 82,658 cases have been reported and at least 856 people have died. At least 81,015 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 18,510 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 240 people have died. At least 17,739 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 39,048 cases have been reported in the county and at least 464 people have died.

For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.


7 p.m. – Travis County reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday along with 92 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 82,658 cases and 856 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 81,015 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 111 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 45 in the ICU and 26 on ventilators.

4:45 p.m. – As of Wednesday, around 37% of eligible Texans are now fully vaccinated.

4 p.m. – Hays County reported 74 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday along with three new hospitalizations and one new hospital discharge. There are 103 additional people considered recovered from the virus.

The County is reminding residents a first-dose Moderna vaccine clinic will take place on Thursday, May 13 at the Dunbar Recreation Center at 801 Martin Luther King Dr. in San Marcos from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. No appointment is needed.

12:20 p.m. – The Central Texas Counties Vaccine Collaborative announces its drive-thru vaccine clinic will move operations to the Travis County Exposition Center, located at 7311 Decker Lane in Austin.

Those who received a first dose four weeks ago at the Circuit of the Americas location will now receive their second dose at the Travis County Exposition Center.

Anyone age 16 and above will qualify to get their free first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The consent of a parent or guardian is required for anyone aged 16 or 17, and the parent or guardian must be present and in the vehicle when they arrive at the Exposition Center for their vaccine.

Hours of operation are as follows:

  • Friday – May 7 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1st doses only)
  • Saturday – May 8 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1st & 2nd doses)
  • Sunday – closed

11:10 a.m. – IDEA Public Schools will host a second COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at IDEA Health Professions. The second dose clinic is open to all that attended the first clinic at the same location on April 17. Those who attended the first event do not need to re-register.


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