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Hays County reports three new COVID-19 fatalities, 161 new COVID-19 cases

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Hays County COVID-19 update

The Hays County Local Health Department reports three new COVID-19-related fatalities Aug. 11, a Buda man in his 70s, a Dripping Springs man in his 90s, and a Mountain City man in his 80s. There have been a total of 286 fatalities in the county.

The county also reported 161 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 145 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 22,268, total active cases to 1,968 and recoveries to 20,014. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 2,605.

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 545, 732 and 427 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 203,209.The total number of hospitalizations is 1,066 and total current hospitalizations is 43 after one person was hospitalized and 10 were discharged.

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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