The Hays County Local Health Department reports 138 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 153 recoveries April 26, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,199, total active cases to 602 and recoveries to 17,358. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 865.
San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 211, 163 and 134 active cases, respectively.
According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 157,897. The total number of hospitalizations is 844 and total current hospitalizations is 18 after 11 people were hospitalized and six were discharged. The total number of fatalities in the county is 239.
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.
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