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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Starting Friday, Texas businesses can request a mobile team to vaccinate employees and members

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Thursday, May 6.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated. Click here for Friday's blog.

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 6 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.4 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 49,400 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 82,733 cases have been reported and at least 858 people have died. At least 81,109 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 39,085 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.

Updates: 

7:25 p.m. – Travis County reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday along with 75 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 82,733 cases and 858 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 81,109 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 105 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 37 in the ICU and 18 on ventilators.

3:30 p.m. – As COVID-19 vaccine trends shift from a lack of supply to a lack of demand, the Texas Department of State Health Services will move from allocation to ordering.

DSHS said it will fill vaccine orders from providers as they come in and ship vaccine from the DSHS pharmacy or place orders with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a daily basis.

RELATED: As COVID-19 vaccine demand drops, Texas DSHS shifts from allocation to ordering

1:20 p.m. – Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, May 7, Texas businesses or civic organizations can call 844-90-TEXAS and select Option 3 to schedule a visit from a state mobile vaccine team to vaccinate employees, visitors or members. Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas Military Department announced the launch of the phone line Thursday.

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