The Hays County Local Health Department reports 44 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 74 recoveries May 19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 18,775, total active cases to 265 and recoveries to 18,265. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 539.

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 87, 89 and 33 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 167,471. The total number of hospitalizations is 876 and total current hospitalizations is eight after zero people were hospitalized and two were discharged. The total number of fatalities in the county is 245.

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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