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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: What to know Monday

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Monday, Feb. 22.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer active. For the latest COVID-19 updates, click here.

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 Feb. 22 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 2.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 41,400 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 74,206 cases have been reported and at least 714 people have died. At least 72,468 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 16,036 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 208 people have died. At least 15,114 people have recovered from the virus. 
    • Williamson County: At least 34,527 cases have been reported in the county and at least 362 people have died. At least 33,250 people have recovered from the virus.

For a look at COVID-19 data across all of the state's counties, click here.

Updates:

5:14 p.m. – Hays County reported that, from Feb. 13 through Feb. 22, the county saw six new COVID-related deaths along with 199 new lab-confirmed cases, 19 new hospitalizations and 22 new hospital discharges. There were 876 people considered recovered in that timeframe, as well.

2:03 p.m. - Over the last two weeks, there were 57 new positive COVID-19 test results among the inmate population at the Travis County Sheriff's Office. There were 10 new positive cases among employees there and five inmates are currently in quarantine.

Inmates who qualify under the Phase 1B allocation started receiving their first shots last week. Forty inmates received a shot on Friday and additional inmates are receiving their vaccinations Monday, Feb. 22. 

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