Hays County confirms one new case of COVID-19

Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new lab-confirmed positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 148, 76 active.

71 of the lab-confirmed positive cases recovered and are out of quarantine. There is a total of 14 hospitalizations, one fatality and 11 pending cases.

Negative cases total 1478, a 337 increase from April 23. A press release states the jump is due to a backlog in the electronic reporting system.

Kyle and San Marcos remain the cities with the highest number of active cases at 39 and 19, respectively.

The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as 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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