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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Austin/Travis County revises order banning outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people

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 26 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

Texas: More than 130,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 2,200 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Austin Cryptocurrency News More than 3,200 people are hospitalized across the state. An estimated 74,496 people have recovered.

Central Texas counties: 

Travis County: Over 7,000 cases have been reported and at least 116 people have died. At least 5,076 people have recovered from the virus. Austin Press Release
Hays County: Over 2,400 confirmed cases have been reported and at least five people have died. At least 418 people have recovered from the virus.



Williamson County: More than 1,700 cases have been reported in the county and at least 32 people have died. More than 750 people have recovered from the virus.

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Latest updates:

The Austin-Travis County order prohibiting outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people has been revised in accordance with the governor's most recent orders rolling back on the state's reopening. The revision also clarified that it only applies to those ages 10 years and older

The ban does not apply to places such as swimming pools, zoos, museums, etc., so long as they are operating at no more than 50% capacity.

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department provided the following updates related to COVID-19: 

One staff member at Karyn’s House, a halfway house for girls in Willis, tested positive this morning. This marks the second case at this halfway house. Austin Sports News
One Youth Development Coach at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center, in Edinburg, tested positive for COVID-19.
One clerk at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member had limited — if any — contact with youth, TJJD said.
The youth who have tested positive for COVID-19 all remain on campus for treatment.
As of June 26, TJJD has administered a total of 216 COVID-19 tests to youth.

Amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra modified his order No. 4 that went into effect June 22. That order, among other provisions, required people to wear masks or face coverings in public places and is in place until July 20. The amended order will now also prohibit outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people in the unincorporated areas of Hays County, unless otherwise permitted by recent governor's orders.

Due to the concerning increase in COVID-19 cases, the office of Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 will be open to the public on Wednesdays only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment.



Hays County reported 140 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as well as three people released from the hospital and one new recovery.

The county has had 2,415 total confirmed cases, with 1,992 cases still active. Austin Political News There are currently 20 people hospitalized from the virus in Hays County, while at least 418 people have recovered.

Williamson County has reported three more deaths due to COVID-19. According to county officials, the three victims were a male in his 70s, a female in her 80s and another female who was 100 years old. The county's coronavirus death toll is 35 as of June 26.

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