Hays County reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, 58 recoveries

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

The Hays County Health Department reports 32 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 58 recoveries Sept. 16, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,697, active cases to 1,819 and recoveries to 3,826.

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 648, 739 and 298 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 25,914 with no tests pending. The total number of hospitalizations is 165 and total current hospitalizations is 12 after one patient was admitted. There have been 52 fatalities in the county.

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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