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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Texas women's basketball game postponed due to contact tracing issues

 Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures, and postponements in Central Texas for Sunday, Dec. 13.

AUSTIN, Texas — 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. 13 live blog.

COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 1.3 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 23,800 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 42,441 cases have been reported and at least 505 people have died. At least 38,520 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 8,091 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 107 people have died. At least 6,927 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 15,462 cases have been reported in the county and at least 180 people have died. At least 14,137 people have recovered from the virus.8:25 p.m. – Manor ISD reported that over the weekend, a staff member at Manor High School had tested positive for COVID-19

      "As precautionary measures, we are following the recommendation from our local health officials. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the names of the individuals or details that may identify them," the district said

      8:20 p.m. – Travis County reported 305 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. At least 42,441 cases have been reported to date and at least 505 people have died. At least 38,520 people in the county have recovered from the virus. 

      5:20 p.m. – Manor ISD has reported that a campus staff member at Manor Elementary Early Learning Center tested positive for COVID-19. 

      "As precautionary measures, we are following the recommendation from our local health officials. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the names of the individuals or details that may identify them," the district said.

      2:15 p.m. – Today's Texas women's basketball game against Tennessee has been postponed due to COVID-19 contact tracing issues within the Longhorns' program. It's unknown at this time if there will be a future make-up date for the game.


Source - https://www.kvue.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/austin-coronavirus-updates-dec-13-central-texas/269-461d8911-58bb-49b6-a934-55cc73631357

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