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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Travis County reports 3 more deaths from COVID-19

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Saturday, Aug. 29.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated.

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 Aug. 29 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 601,700 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 12,000 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: Over 26,300 cases have been reported and at least 380 people have died. At least 25,198 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: More than 5,300 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 46 people have died. At least 2,967 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: More than 7,800 cases have been reported in the county and at least 119 people have died. More than 7,600 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

6:15 p.m. – Travis County reported another three deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday along with nine new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 26,316 cases and 380 deaths. At least 25,198 people have recovered from the virus.

Travis County currently has 163 people hospitalized from COVID-19, with 57 in the ICU and 33 on ventilators.

5:20 p.m. – In an effort to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus, the Austin Latino Coalition and the Del Valle Community Coalition partnered up and handed out PPE supplies on Saturday morning.

The president of the Del Valle Community Coalition said the southeast ZIP codes of Travis County continue to be among the communities with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and positivity rates.

8:15 a.m. – Free COVID-19 testing will be available in three Central Texas communities today. Testing starts at 9 a.m. at Cedar Creek United Methodist Church in Cedar Creek, and testing starts at 10 a.m. at both the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle and at San Marcos High School.

8 a.m. – The Central Texas Food Bank is hosting a food distribution event at the Travis County Expo Center from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Learn more.

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