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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: 6 deaths reported in Travis County, with 460 total cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Saturday, April 4.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer active. For the latest updates, check out Sunday's live blog here.

KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, news in the Austin area.

Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's April 4 live blog.

Top Headlines:


6 p.m. – Two people have died of COVID-19 in Travis County in the past 24 hours, bringing total number of deaths to six with 460 cases.

Health officials said the fifth death from COVID-19 was a man in his 30s, while the sixth death was a woman in her 50s.

For a more detailed breakdown of the cases, see the Austin-Travis County online dashboard.

3:45 p.m. – Austin Public Health has launched an interactive map to guide people who are homeless to the nearest site for basic hygiene services, including showering, hand washing and using the restroom.

10 a.m. – Williamson County announced five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 76 cases in the county.

9:55 a.m.  The City of Pflugerville announced all of the city's parks would be closed from April 10 at 8 a.m. to April 13 to prevent overcrowding during Easter weekend and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

8:10 a.m. – City of Kyle extends local orders that require child care facilities to remain closed and occupancy restrictions and sanitation measures to remain in place at gas stations. The orders are now extended through April 30.

Major updates from Friday, April 3:

  • Texas State University said a student tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30. The university said the student returned to campus with a parent to move out on March 27. The student was reportedly asymptomatic at that time and did not have close contact with anyone other than the parent.
  • UT Austin has confirmed at least 49 students have tested positive for COVID-19 after a group of 211 spring breakers traveled to Mexico in March.
  • Austin-Travis County has reported a fourth death from COVID-19, a woman in her 70s. There are now 430 confirmed cases.
  • H-E-B said it will provide employees with masks and gloves for use while at work. The masks will be provided starting Saturday. 
  • Austin Parks and Recreation announced the spillway at Barton Springs in Austin, also known as “Barking Springs,” has been closed after people were gathering in groups, against the City’s stay-at-home orders.
  • Austin ISD announced on Friday it will close all its campuses indefinitely to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in Austin.

WATCH: Local business switching gears to help produce face masks


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