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Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Hays County reports 2 deaths, 34 new cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Wednesday, Nov. 4.

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COVID-19 numbers:

  • Texas: More than 916,700 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 18,100 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Central Texas counties: 
    • Travis County: At least 32,605 cases have been reported and at least 456 people have died. At least 31,115 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Hays County: At least 6,265 confirmed cases have been reported and at least 91 people have died. At least 5,842 people have recovered from the virus.
    • Williamson County: At least 9,755 cases have been reported in the county and at least 155 people have died. At least 9,375 people have recovered from the virus.

Updates:

6:45 p.m. – Administrators at Manor New Tech High school were notified that a staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The districted released a letter to parents, stating in part:

"The facility is being deep cleaned and sanitized to ensure the safety of our scholars and staff. While our scholars are at home, they will receive virtual instruction. On Thursday, November 5, 2020, all scholars will receive asynchronous instruction and on Friday, November 6, scholars will receive asynchronous and synchronous instruction. The Manor ISD Health Services

"Department immediately began contact tracing and tracking to identify those individuals who were in close contact. All those who were determined to be in close contact with the individual who tested positive have been notified so that they can be tested and/or monitored for symptoms. Those impacted by this confirmed case have also been instructed to self isolate until certain criteria are met."

6:30 p.m. – Austin-Travis County health officials are now reporting a total of 32,605 cases, 31,115 recoveries and 456 deaths.

Williamson County health officials are now reporting a total of 9,755 cases, 9,375 recoveries and 155 deaths.

5:12 p.m. – Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities: a Buda Man in his 80s and a San Marcos woman in her 90s.

For more information on the previously reported Hays County cases, click here.

WATCH: Austin health officials say COVID-19 numbers are improving

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