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 6 live blog.
- Texas: More than 73,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 1,800 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The department estimates more than 48,000 people have recovered from the virus.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: More than 3,600 cases have been reported and at least 97 people have died. At least 3,033 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: More than 680 cases have been reported and at least 28 people have died. About 468 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: There have been at least 398 cases reported in the county and at least five people have died. More than 233 people have recovered from the virus.
GRAPHS: Texas coronavirus data June 7
6:30 p.m. – Travis County is reporting no new COVID-19 deaths, and the number of coronavirus cases in the county rose by 35 overnight, bringing the total to 3,697. It's estimated that nearly 3,071 people in Travis County have recovered from COVID-19.
Williamson County officials announced that as of June 7, WilCo has 162 active cases of coronavirus. In total, the county is reporting 501 recoveries.
4:30 p.m. – Here are the latest COVID-19 data from the Texas Department of State Health Services:
- The statewide positivity rate average jumped to 7.55%, its highest since April 23.
- Hospitalizations are up to 1,878, only 10 shy of the high point on May 5.
- 11 new deaths in Texas, which is a relatively low number compared to other days
- There were 1,425 new cases reported, which is fewer than the past few days.
- 1 new death (139 total) in the Greater Austin area, which was in Williamson County
3 p.m. – Executive Director Camille Cain announced that a Youth Development Coach at the Giddings State School has tested positive for COVID-19. The results of the test were confirmed on June 6. The staff member had not been on campus during the month of May for unrelated reasons and reported back to work on June 1, according to a press release. During that shift, she began to feel ill and left early. She has not returned to campus since that time and is recovering at home. The agency is identifying any youth or staff members who might have had contact with the employee on that day. Those youth will be administered a COVID-19 test, and staff members will be asked to self-isolate. No other staff or youth at the campus have developed symptoms associated with COVID-19, the release stated.
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