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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports 3 more deaths from COVID-19, 138 new cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Saturday, Aug. 15.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated.

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

Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's Aug. 15 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 520,500 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 9,600 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: Over 24,000 cases have been reported and at least 335 people have died. At least 22,623 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: More than 5,100 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 41 people have died. At least 2,421 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: More than 7,300 cases have been reported in the county and at least 102 people have died. More than 5,800 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

6 p.m. – Travis County reported three more deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, along with 138 new cases, bringing the total to 24,008 cases and 335 deaths. At least 22,623 people have recovered from the virus.

There are currently 228 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Travis County, with 86 in the ICU and 58 on ventilators.

2:50 p.m. – Austin ISD will no longer serve meals at bus stop sites. Starting Monday, meals will be available at curbside locations only and meal times will change to 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the number of curbside meal sites will increase from 17 to more than 40 locations throughout Austin. Find a location near you here.

10 a.m. – Manor ISD's Food and Nutrition Department will start its curbside meal program on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The program will be held every day, Monday through Friday. Read more.

8 a.m. – The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is reopening limited amenities and outdoor facilities such as boat launches and docks, tennis courts, golf courses and food concession stands. All facilities will continue to operate under reduced capacity and COVID-19 safety protocols.

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