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Hays County reports 27 new cases of COVID-19, seven recovered

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Marilyn Espericueta, News Contributor

June 10, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 June 10, bringing the total new number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 492 and active cases to 230. As of 4 p.m. June 10, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 257, up 7 from Tuesday. The total number...

Hays County reports 24 new cases of COVID-19, 17 recover

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Carson Ganong, News Contributor

June 9, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 June 9, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 465 and active cases to 210. As of 4 p.m. June 9, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 250, up by 17 from Monday. The total number...

Hays County reports 43 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, no recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 8, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 June 8, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 441 and active cases to 203. Hays County did not release COVID-19 updates June 6 or 7, the following statistics are since Friday, June 5. As of 4 p.m. June...

Three days, three protests: San Marcos shouts for Black Lives Matter

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Daniel Weeks and Rebecca Harrell

June 7, 2020

Three rallies in San Marcos from June 4-6 brought hundreds of community members out to protest amid national outcry for black lives, systemic equality and against police brutality. Demonstrators gathered in the lawn of San Marcos City Hall June 4, kneeling and sitting silently for an hour in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other black lives lost at the hands of po...

Hays County reports nine new cases of COVID-19, 13 recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 5, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported nine new cases of COVID-19 June 5, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 398 and active cases to 160. As of 4 p.m. June 4, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 233, up by 13 from Thursday. The total number...

Hays County reports four new cases of COVID-19, eight recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 4, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported four new cases of COVID-19 June 4, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 389 and active cases to 164. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said it’s possible the number of new cases is lower than might be expected given the current...

Hays County reports 14 new cases of COVID-19, seven recover

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 3, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 June 3, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 385 and active cases to 168. As of June 3, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 212, up by seven from Tuesday. The total number of...

City Council moves forward with COVID-19 project funding

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 2, 2020

The San Marcos City Council met for their regular biweekly meeting June 2 to discuss the development of the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response fund allocation and pass various land ordinances. The council approved the amendments to the CDBG program to add $425,261 in COVID-19-related...

Hays County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, nine recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 2, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 June 2, bringing the total lab-confirmed cases to 371 and total active cases to 161. As of June 2, nine new individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 205 recovered cases. The total number of received negative tests in the...

SMPD searching for suspect in hit-and-run fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 2, 2020

The San Marcos Police Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a pedestrian June 1. At around 10 p.m. June 1, Dwight Garrett Thomas, 41-year-old San Marcos resident, was hit in the 1600 block of Post Road by what was believed to be a maroon 2002-2005 Ford Explorer. Thomas...

Hays County reports fifth COVID-19 fatality, 18 new cases

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 1, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported a fifth COVID-19 related death June 1. The individual was a person in their 80s with an Austin address that resided along the Hays/Travis County border. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 18 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed...

Hays County reports six new COVID-19 cases, three recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

May 31, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported six new cases of COVID-19 May 31, bringing the total lab-confirmed cases to 335 and total active cases to 147. An update was not released Saturday, May 30. As of May 31, since Friday, May 29, three individuals have recovered from the virus, totaling 184 recovered...

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