Hays County reports 210 new cases of COVID-19

Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

The Hays County Health Department reported 210 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 along with eight recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 1,448 and active cases to 1,105.

San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 749. Kyle and Buda have 224 and 93 active cases, respectively.

Today’s update comes after Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra issued an executive order mandating face coverings in public places effective June 22.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is 5,702 with 63 tests still pending. The number of hospitalizations to date is 51, up two from yesterday’s report, with 14 currently hospitalized. The total number of fatalities remains five.

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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