Hays County reports 140 new cases of COVID-19

Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

The Hays County Health Department reported 140 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 26 along with one recovery, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,415 and active cases to 1,992.

San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,315. Kyle and Buda have 426 and 172 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is 6,716 with 74 tests still pending. The number of hospitalizations to date is 62 with 20 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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