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- Texas: More than 828,500 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 17,000 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: At least 31,159 cases have been reported and at least 448 people have died. At least 29,862 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: At least 6,212 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 64 people have died. At least 5,513 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: More than 9,100 cases have been reported in the county and at least 147 people have died. At least 8,790 people have recovered from the virus.
GRAPHS: Texas coronavirus data Oct. 20
6 p.m. – Travis County health officials report 106 more cases and two new deaths. There have now been a total of 31,159 cases, 29,862 recoveries and 448 deaths.
4:55 p.m. – Hays County health officials report one new COVID-related fatality, an Austin woman in her 90s. The local health department also reported 51 new lab-confirmed cases, three new hospitalizations, and 76 additional people now considered recovered.
11:20 a.m. – Interim Travis County Health Authority Mark Escott tells Travis County commissioners that the University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium data suggests that the chances that the "epidemic is growing" have increased from 66% to almost 90%.
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