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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports another death from COVID-19, 506 new cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Sunday, June 21.

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KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, news in the Austin area.

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COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 107,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 2,100 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. More than 3,200 people are hospitalized across the state. An estimated 67,096 people have recovered.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: Over 6,200 cases have been reported and at least 110 people have died. At least 4,140 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: Over 1,700 confirmed cases have been reported and at least five people have died. At least 389 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: More than 1,200 cases have been reported in the county and at least 32 people have died. More than 650 people have recovered from the virus.

Top headlines:

Latest updates: 

5:55 p.m. – Travis County on Sunday reported another death from COVID-19 and the county's highest single-day case count, with 506 new confirmed coronavirus cases. There have been a total of 6,210 confirmed cases and 110 deaths, while at least 4,140 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County has 174 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, with 84 in the ICU and 31 on ventilators.

3:10 p.m. – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has suspended the alcohol permit of a third Austin bar. UnBARlievable on West Sixth Street has received a 30-day suspension. 

This news from the TABC comes one day after it announced two other West Sixth Street bars, Buford's Backyard Beer Garden and Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot Icehouse, had received suspensions.

3 p.m. – Hays County reports 103 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday. The county has now had a total of 1,711 confirmed cases, 1,317 of which are still active. At least 389 people have covered from coronavirus in Hays County.

2 p.m.  A reporter for our news partners at the Austin-American Statesman says Manor High School has suspended its strength and conditioning training due to COVID-19. Austin, Bowie and La Grange high schools have recently done the same.

10:30 a.m. – A CNBC reporter tweeted that Austin is in the top five for U.S. metro areas with the fastest COVID-19 case growth in the last week, according to Evercore ISI research.

WATCH: TABC suspends licenses of 2 Austin bars over COVID-19 safety violations


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