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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Tuesday schools and stat tracker

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in Central Texas for Tuesday, Sept. 28.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This live blog is no longer updating. Check on KVUE's Sept. 29 live blog for COVID-19 updates.

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 Sept. 28 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 3.3 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 62,900 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Austin-Travis County: The seven-day moving average for new hospital admissions is 32, and an average of 424 people are hospitalized. The seven-day moving average for new cases is 233. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 114,766 cases have been reported and at least 1,093 people have died.
    • Hays County: There are currently 1,274 active cases, and 40 people are currently hospitalized (35 unvaccinated, five vaccinated). Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 28,435 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 366 people have died. 
    • Williamson County: There are 165 new cases of coronavirus in Williamson County. Seventeen percent of hospital beds are available, and 5% of ICU beds are available. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 61,374 cases have been reported and at least 636 people have died.
  • Central Texas school districts:
    • Austin ISD: As of Sept. 27, there are a total of 128 new COVID-19 cases (113 students, 11 employees and 4 others) and a total of 766 new exposures (761 students, 5 employees). Since Aug. 16, there have been 976 cumulative positive cases (796 students, 165 employees, 15 others) and 5,811 cumulative exposures (5,720 students, 81 employees, 10 others).
    • Round Rock ISD: As of Sept. 27, there are 29 new positive cases (25 students, 4 employees) and 198 new "close contacts" (182 students, 16 employees). There have been 1,375 total cumulative positive cases (1,215 students, 160 employees) and 12,451 total cumulative "close contacts" (11,455 students, 996 employees).
    • Leander ISD: For the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, there have been 28 total positive cases. There have been 1,390 total cumulative positive cases.
    • Pflugerville ISD: For the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1, there have been 0 total positive cases. There have been 870 total cumulative positive cases. 
    • Hays CISD: As of Sept. 27, there are 133 active student cases and 14 active staff cases. There have been a total of 693 cumulative student cases and 121 cumulative staff cases.
  • Texas Public Schools (2021-22 school year; updated on Fridays with data from the previous Monday-Sunday)
    • Cumulative positive student cases: 154,444, up from 126,687 on Sept. 17
    • Cumulative positive staff cases: 28,601, up from 24,476 on Sept. 17

For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here. KVUE is tracking COVID-19 data from five school districts in Central Texas. Many school districts have their own COVID-19 dashboard.

Updates:

6 p.m. - Travis County reported four more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday along with 392 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 114,766 cases and 1,093 deaths since the start of the pandemic. At least 111,248 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 382 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 170 in the ICU and 111 on ventilators.

5:20 p.m. - Hays County reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, a Kyle woman in her 60s and a Wimberley man in his 60s. Health officials also reported 70 new confirmed cases along with one new hospitalization and four new hospital discharges. There are 269 additional people considered recovered.

9:25 a.m. - Austin and Travis County are officially moving to Stage 4 of the city's risk-based guidelines. Even though the number of people in the ICU remains high, the seven-day moving averages of new COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions and positivity rates continue to drop in the Austin-Travis County metropolitan area.

9:06 a.m. - City and county leaders are getting an update on COVID-19. Watch in the video above or on KVUE's YouTube channel.

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Vaccine Clinics:

Locations & Hours of No-Appointment Operation Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ana Lark Center (APH)

Little Walnut Creek Library (APH)

Southeast Library (APH)

Langford Elementary School (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

Locations & Hours of No-Appointment Operation Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Delco Activity Center (APH)

Ana Lark Center (APH)

Austin Community College – Northridge Campus (APH)

Pflugerville Library (APH)

La Finca Supermercado (Travis County)

La Michoacana Meat Market (Travis County)

El Rancho Supermercado – Research (Travis County)

El Rancho Supermercado – Berkman (Travis County)

Locations & Hours of No-Appointment Operation Thursday, September 30, 2021

Delco Activity Center (APH)

Ana Lark Center (APH)

Cook Elementary School (Travis County)

All Saints Presbyterian Church (APH)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

JD’s Supermarket (Travis County)

Locations & Hours of No-Appointment Operation Friday, October 1, 2021

Delco Activity Center (APH)

Austin Community College – Eastview Campus (Travis County)

Little Walnut Creek Library (APH)

Southeast Library (APH)

La Mexicana Market (Travis County)

Poco Loco Supermercado – Cameron (Travis County)

Poco Loco Supermercado - Airport (Travis County)

Poco Loco Supermercado – Ben White (Travis County)

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