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Hays County reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, 68 recoveries

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Hays County COVID-19 Update

The Hays County Health Department reports 23 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 68 recoveries Oct. 27, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 6,376, active cases to 460 and recoveries to 5,830. Total active cases in the last 21 days is 339.

There have been a total of 86 fatalities in the county. The local health department recently added 22 new fatalities to the dashboard after the Texas Department of State Health Services implemented a new system for reporting COVID-19-related fatalities in the state.

San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Kyle and Buda have 29, 34, 276 and 90 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 34,830. The total number of hospitalizations is 371 and total current hospitalizations is 10 after one new patient was admitted and two patients 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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