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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Hays County reports 2 new fatalities

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

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COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 820,500 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 31,053 cases have been reported and at least 446 people have died. At least 29,760 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 6,161 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 63 people have died. At least 5,437 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.


6 p.m. – Travis County reports one additional death, bringing the total to 446. A total of 31,053 cases and 29,760 recoveries have now been reported.

5 p.m – Another youth development coach at the Giddings State School tested positive on Friday evening. Since the pandemic began, a total of 44 staff members and 89 youth at the school have tested positive.

4:45 p.m. – Hays County health officials report two more COVID-related fatalities – a San Marcos woman in her 70s and a Kyle woman in her 40s. Officials also reported 6 new cases, 2 new hospitalizations, 3 new hospital discharges and 70 more recoveries.

1 p.m. – The Travis County Sheriff's Office reports one new positive case among inmates. As of Monday, a total of 16 inmates remain in quarantine, 287 are in isolation and two are confirmed positive. 

A total of 48 inmates and 72 staff members have now tested positive.

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