Hays County jail reports one new inmate COVID-19 case

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Cameron Hubbard

A room in the Hays County Jail, Monday, March 11, 2019, in San Marcos.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office reported one new inmate COVID-19 case in the Hays County jail July 31, totaling 107 positive tests and 10 current active cases among inmates. Among the jail’s corrections staff and law enforcement staff there are 11 active cases.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 404, 209 and 47 tests have been administered to inmates, corrections staff and law enforcement staff, respectively. 85 inmates have recovered and 29 staff (corrections and law enforcement combined) have recovered. 16 tests are currently pending in the jail.

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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