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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports another death from COVID-19

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Friday, Oct. 30.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated.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. 30 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 886,800 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 17,800 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 32,024 cases have been reported and at least 451 people have died. At least 30,666 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 6,132 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 87 people have died. At least 5,722 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 9,588 cases have been reported in the county and at least 154 people have died. At least 9,192 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

8:34 p.m. – Manor ISD officials announced Friday that Manor Elementary Early Learning Center would be closed through Nov. 12 after a campus staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. 

"Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of this individual or details that may identify him or her," the district said in a press release. "The Manor ISD Health Services Department immediately began contact tracing and tracking to identify those individuals who were in close contact. All those who were determined to be in close contact with the individual who tested positive have been notified so that they can be tested and/or monitored for symptoms. Those impacted by this confirmed case have also been instructed to self isolate until certain criteria are met."

6:30 p.m. - Travis County reported another death from COVID-19 on Friday along with 81 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 32,024 cases and 451 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 30,666 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 112 people hospitalized from COVID-19, with 41 in the ICU and 20 on ventilators.

Williamson County reported another 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total to 9,588 cases and 154 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 9,192 people have recovered from the virus.

Williamson County currently has 25 people hospitalized from COVID-19, with 14 in the ICU and seven on ventilators.

4:20 p.m. - Hays County reported 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, three new hospitalizations and 37 additional people now considered recovered.

RELATED: LIST: Confirmed Central Texas coronavirus cases by county

3:15 p.m. - The Austin Housing Authority was awarded a federal grant of $892,580 to assist low-income families, the elderly and the disabled during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a release from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. The funding comes from CARES Act appropriations through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

9 a.m. - H-E-B will donate more than 340,000 meals in lieu of its annual Feast of Sharing event. The grocer hopes to resume the in-person tradition during the 2021 holiday season.

WATCH: Candles lit in Austin to remember COVID-19 victims 

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