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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Austin enters Stage 4 of COVID-19 risk-based guidelines; Hays County reports 54 new cases

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

AUSTIN, Texas — 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 June 14 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 86,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 1,900 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The department estimates more than 56,000 people have recovered from the virus.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: Over 4,400 cases have been reported and at least 104 people have died. At least 3,425 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: Over 800 cases have been reported and at least five people have died. At least 266 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: More than 800 cases have been reported in the county and at least 30 people have died. More than 560 people have recovered from the virus.

8 p.m. – As of June 14, Austin-Travis County is reporting 4,545 cases of COVID-19, with 104 deaths. At least 3,456 people have recovered.

As of June 14, Williamson County has 297 active cases of coronavirus. In total, the county is reporting 577 recoveries. A total of 904 cases have been confirmed.

7:34 p.m. – With 30 new hospital admissions reported on Sunday, Austin's seven-day moving average eclipsed 20, which moves the City into Stage Four (out of five total levels) of its COVID-19 risk-based levels. Read here for more on what that means.

This is a graph of the different levels the City has released:

The City of Austin released the new numbers on their COVID-19 webpage.

1:35 p.m.  Hays County reports an additional 54 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases since Saturday, making a total of 196 new cases reported since Friday. According to the county's COVID-19 dashboard, it has had 727 total confirmed cases and at least 456 of those remain active.

1:10 p.m. – The Texas Department of State Health Services reports 45 new hospitalizations since Saturday, bringing the total to 2,287. In Texas, there are currently 14,660 available hospital beds, 1,597 available ICU beds and 5,843 available ventilators. 

1 p.m. – Magnolia Cafe confirms that among its staff, there is one confirmed and one suspected COVID-19 case. The restaurant is currently closed and all staff has been sent home. Magnolia Cafe said the employee with a confirmed case has not been in the restaurant since Sunday, June 7, and the employee with the suspected case hasn't been there since Wednesday, June 10. Read more.

11:40 a.m. – Pace Bend Park has reached capacity and will be closed for the rest of the day. The park will reopen tomorrow under capacity limits.

11:30 a.m. – The City of San Marcos says due to the high response to its testing at Bonham Pre-K School this morning, anyone without an appointment is asked to park and walk to the walk-up lane for assistance. The City has four additional testing days scheduled this week, where appointments will be accepted.

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