Hays County reports eight new cases of COVID-19

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

The Hays County Local Health Department reported eight new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 22, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 266 and total active cases to 105.

As of 4 p.m. May 22, no additional individuals have recovered, totaling 158 recovered cases. The total number of received negative tests in the county is 2,966 with 230 tests pending.

There have been a total of 28 hospitalizations due to the virus, with six individuals currently hospitalized. The number of COVID-19-related fatalities remains three.

Kyle and San Marcos remain the cities with the highest number of active cases at 61 and 24, respectively.

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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