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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports two more deaths from COVID-19

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Saturday, Oct. 17.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated.

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 Oct. 17 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 815,600 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 16,900 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 30,908 cases have been reported and at least 445 people have died. At least 29,616 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: More than 6,155 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 61 people have died. At least 5,367 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. More than 8,790 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

7 p.m. – Travis County reported another two deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday along with 111 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 30,908 cases and 445 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 29,616 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 95 people hospitalized from COVID-19, with 36 in the ICU and 24 on ventilators.

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