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Hays County reports 193 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 24, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 193 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 24 along with six recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,194, active cases to 1,786 and recovered cases to 403. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,199....

Hays County reports 130 new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 23, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 130 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 23 along with one recovery, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,001 and active cases to 1,599. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,121. Kyle and Buda have 300...

Hays County’s COVID-19 response evolves as cases surge

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra speaks at a podium, with two men standing behind him with face masks.

Daniel Weeks

June 23, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic initially made its way to Hays County, the daily case count increased slowly until testing capabilities began to increase and Texas started to reopen in phases. Since then, the county uncovered a second wave of virus cases, forcing its leaders to respond quickly. On June 10, Hays County reported 27 new cases of COVID-19, totaling 492 lab-confirmed cases in the county. B...

Hays County reports 160 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 22, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 160 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 22 along with no recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 1,871, active cases to 1,477 and recovered cases to 389. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said 111 of the total cases are from the first...

Hays County HEB stores to require face masks

A blue face mask sits in an empty aisle at H-E-B.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 22, 2020

HEB will require all customers to wear masks or facial coverings effective June 22 in collaboration and compliance with local orders. The stores will continue to require partners and vendors to wear face coverings. During the next several days, the stores will have a limited supply of free masks avai...

Hays County reports 103 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 21, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reports 103 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 1,711. One additional hospitalization was also reported. The county did not provide any additional information; logistics will be included in the June 22 update. ...

Hays County reports 57 new cases of COVID-19

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reports 57 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 1,608. The county did not provide any additional information; logistics will be included in the June 22 update. var divElement = document.getEl...

Hays County reports 103 new COVID-19 cases, 51 recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 19, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 103 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 June 19 along with 51 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 1,551, active cases to 1,157 and recovered cases to 389. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 812....

Hays County reports 210 new cases of COVID-19

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 18, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 210 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 along with eight recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 1,448 and active cases to 1,105. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 749. Kyle and Buda have 224 and 93...

Hays County issues executive order requiring face masks in public

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 18, 2020

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra issued an executive order mandating face coverings in public places effective June 22. At a June 18 press conference in front of the Hays County Historic Courthouse, Becerra announced face coverings will be required for all people aged 10 and up in public spaces. Face...

State Rep. Zwiener discusses COVID-19 testing shortcomings in Hays County

Cars lined up at the San Marcos free testing drive.

Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

June 18, 2020

State Rep. Erin Zwiener held a town hall June 16 to address healthcare policy and COVID-19's effects on state and local healthcare, saying Hays County has not done a good job telling people where they can get tested. San Marcos hosted COVID-19 testing sites June 14, where 1% of the city's p...

Hays County reports 145 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 17, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 145 new cases of COVID-19 June 17 along with eight recoveries, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 1,238 and active cases to 903. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 592. Kyle and Buda have 204 and 81 active...

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