Hays County reports 126 new COVID-19 cases

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

The Hays County Health Department reports 126 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and  11 recoveries July 2, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 3,050, active cases to 2,549 and recoveries to 494.

San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,558. Kyle and Buda have 595 and 272 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is 7,578 with 58 tests still pending. The number of hospitalizations to date is 64 with 18 currently hospitalized after two new people were hospitalized and one person was released. The total number of fatalities is seven.

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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