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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 28 live blog.
- Texas: More than 143,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 2,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. More than 5,500 people are hospitalized across the state. An estimated 78,248 people have recovered.
- Central Texas counties:
- Travis County: Over 7,800 cases have been reported and at least 117 people have died. At least 5,552 people have recovered from the virus.
- Hays County: Over 2,400 confirmed cases have been reported and at least six people have died. At least 418 people have recovered from the virus.
- Williamson County: More than 1,800 cases have been reported in the county and at least 35 people have died. More than 800 people have recovered from the virus.
GRAPHS: Texas coronavirus data June 28
8:45 p.m. – The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) provided the following updates related to COVID-19:
- Seven youth tested positive for COVID-19 at the Gainesville State School Saturday afternoon. Ten other youth from the same dorm tested negative.
- A Mental Health Specialist at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex, in Brownwood, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night. This marks the first case at Ron Jackson.
- A Youth Development Coach at the Gainesville State School tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night.
- A Youth Development Coach at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center, in Edinburg, tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday morning.
- Two staff members at Karyn’s House, a halfway house for girls in Willis, tested positive for COVID-19. One test was confirmed Saturday afternoon, and the other was confirmed Sunday evening. Those cases bring the number of positive staff cases to four at Karyn’s House.
- A Youth Development Coach at the Giddings State School tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday night.
8:40 p.m. – A food services employee at Copperfield Elementary tested positive for COVID-19, so meal distribution will be shut down at the site to allow for deep cleaning Monday, Pflugerville ISD officials announced. The nearest meal distribution site to Copperfield is Dessau Middle School. Pflugerville ISD officials said all Copperfield Food Services employees will be placed on a two-week quarantine, and a new crew will open the location on Tuesday morning.
7 p.m. – As of June 28, Austin city officials have confirmed that the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the Austin-Travis County area is now 8,461. The county has reported 117 deaths along with 5,726 recoveries.
For an age breakdown of those cases, see the Austin-Travis County online dashboard.
4:55 p.m. – As of June 28, Williamson County has 1,115 active cases of coronavirus. In total, the county is reporting 835 recoveries. A total of 2,019 cases have been confirmed according to the county's dashboard on June 28.
At least 79 people are hospitalized. Thirty-five people have died from COVID-19 in Williamson County. For a county-by-county breakdown, click here.
3 p.m. – Sgt. Dale Multer, with Travis County Constable Pct. 5, has died from COVID-19. According to Travis County Constable Pct. 1, Multer was planning to retire next year.
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