Hays County reports 85 new cases of COVID-19, one new fatality

Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

The Hays County Health Department reports 85 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one additional fatality July 2, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 3,328, active cases to 2,721 and deaths to 11.

According to the latest report, the deceased individual was a Mountain City man in his 70s.

San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,595. Kyle and Buda have 674 and 314 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is 10,417 with 61 tests still pending. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 596. The number of hospitalizations to date is 69 with 20 currently hospitalized.

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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