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Hays County reports two new COVID-19 fatalities

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Hays County COVID-19 update

The Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities Dec. 22, a San Marcos woman in her 80s and a Kyle man in his 60s.  There have been a total of 122 fatalities in the county.

The county also reported 165 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 166 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 9,175, total active cases to 1,428 and recoveries to 7,625. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 1,892.

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 426, 496 and 271 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 67,642. The total number of hospitalizations is 499 and total current hospitalizations is 27 after eight people were hospitalized and six were discharged.

The Hays County Local Health Department will not report COVID-19 updates Dec. 23-27 and Jan. 1-3 in observance of upcoming holidays. 

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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