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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: 15 Pflugerville teachers out due to COVID-19 exposure

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Thursday, Dec. 10.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer active. For the latest updates, check out our new blog 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 Dec. 10 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 1.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 22,800 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 41,519 cases have been reported and at least 502 people have died. At least 37,926 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 8,049 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 107 people have died. At least 6,960 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 15,228 cases have been reported in the county and at least 174 people have died. At least 13,745 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

7:20 p.m. – Manor ISD reports that a transportation services member has tested positive. A staff member at ShadowGlen Elementary school has too. All of those who have been identified as close contacts are asked to quarantine until Dec. 21.

6 p.m. – Austin-Travis County health leaders add three more deaths and 427 new cases. A total of 41,519 cases, 37,926 recoveries and 502 deaths have now been reported.

5:38 p.m. – According to the latest Williamson County dashboard update, a total of 15,228 cases, 13,745 recoveries and 174 deaths have now been reported in the county.

5:35 p.m. – Another youth development coach at Giddings State School has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 48 staff members and 89 youth have now tested positive.

5:10 p.m. – Lago Vista ISD will shift to remote learning at Lago Vista High School and Lago Vista Middle School from Dec. 11-17 due to inadequate staffing and a limited number of substitute teachers due to COVID-19. Click here for more details.

5 p.m. – Hays County reported 103 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday along with one new hospitalization and four new hospital discharges. No additional people are considered recovered since Wednesday's update.

11:20 a.m. – Pflugerville ISD confirmed to KVUE that 15 teachers are out on quarantine at Kelly Lane Middle School due to exposure to a positive COVID-19 case. The exposures happened both on and off-campus. As a result, the school does not have enough staff to continue in-person operations this week. Sixth and seventh-grade students will be learning virtually until Dec. 18. Eighth-graders will continue learning as planned.

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