Hays County reports five new cases of COVID-19

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

The Hays County Local Health Department reported five new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 April 28, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 160 and total active cases to 81.

As of 4 p.m. April 28, one more person has recovered and is out of quarantine, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 78. Since Monday, 23 additional negative lab tests were received, bringing the total negative test results to 1,562 and current pending tests to 13.

The number of current hospitalizations remains at five, and there has been a total of one COVID-19-related fatality in the county.

Kyle and San Marcos remain the cities with the highest number of active cases at 42 and 20, 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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