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Hays County reports 4 new COVID-19 fatalities, 155 new cases

Hays County COVID-19 update

Note: The Hays County Local Health Department did not receive all of the Curative lab tests from Sept. 5-7. The number of positive cases in today’s update is lower than expected, but all cases will be included in Wednesday’s update. 

The Hays County Local Health Department reports four new COVID-19-related fatalities Sept. 7, a Dripping Springs man in his 30s, a Kyle man in his 60s, a San Marcos man in his 40s and a Wimberley woman in her 60s. There have been a total of 328 fatalities in the county.

The county also reported 155 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23,950 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 25,993, total active cases to 1,715 and recoveries to 23,950. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 2,741.
San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 612, 459 and 305 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 229,269. The total number of hospitalizations is 1,201 and total current hospitalizations is 55 after 14 people were hospitalized and 15 were discharged.

The county reports 46 unvaccinated people and nine fully vaccinated people are hospitalized. 28 unvaccinated patients and two fully vaccinated patients are in the ICU. 

The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any additional information is released.

Individuals concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider or the Hays County Local Health Department at 512.393.5520. For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services or the Centers for Disease Control website.

The University Star’s COVID-19 coverage can be found here.

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