Hays County COVID-19 update

The Hays County Local Health Department reports one new COVID-19-related fatality Oct. 15, a man in his 30s from Buda. There have been a total of 385 fatalities in the county.

The county also reported 40 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 48 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 29,194, total active cases to 652 and recoveries to 28,157. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 1,090.

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 134, 219 and 154 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 265,550. The total number of hospitalizations is 1,327and total current hospitalizations is 20 after three people were hospitalized and two were discharged.

The county reports 18 unvaccinated people and two fully vaccinated people are hospitalized. 14 unvaccinated patients and zero fully vaccinated patients are in the ICU.  

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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