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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports another death, 300 new confirmed cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Saturday, Nov. 14.

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COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 1 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 19,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 34,504 cases have been reported and at least 466 people have died. At least 32,076 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 6,616 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 91 people have died. At least 6,014 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 10,842 cases have been reported in the county and at least 159 people have died. At least 10,479 people have recovered from the virus.


6:10 p.m. - Travis County reported another death from COVID-19 on Saturday along with 300 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 34,504 cases and 466 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 32,076 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 177 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 61 in the ICU and 30 on ventilators.

4:45 p.m. - Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 16-18, Austin High School will close for in-person classes to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Austin ISD said on Friday. Austin ISD will provide drive-up rapid testing at the high school on Monday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Testing will be available to on-campus staff and students as well as remote off-campus students who participate in in-person extracurricular activities. 

Classes will be remote Monday through Wednesday, with the campus closed to extracurricular activities. The school district will decide if it needs to continue the closure once it receives Monday's testing data.

Austin ISD joins Manor and Del Valle school districts in shutting down campuses due to the worsening pandemic.

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3:50 p.m. - Austin ramen restaurant Ramen Tatsu-ya said it closed its East Austin location on Friday in an abundance of caution to have the space professionally deep cleaned and sanitized after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

On Friday, it said the employee last worked on Sunday, Nov. 8, and did not work in a customer-facing capacity. The employee is currently quarantined.

It said after receiving confirmation all staff members who were in contact with the affected employee have tested negative, it reopened the East Austin location on Saturday for contactless to-go service and will be open for patio dinner service on Saturday evening. All other locations remain open for contactless to-go service, the restaurant said.

8:25 a.m. - The Central Texas Food Bank is giving out more food Nov. 14 to families in need during the pandemic. The food distribution event is happening at Lehman High School in Kyle. It's scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

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