The Hays County Local Health Department reports six new COVID-19-related fatalities Jan. 15, three San Marcos women in their 80s, one San Marcos man in his 30s, one Kyle woman in her 30s and one Dripping Springs man in his 80s. There have been a total of 154 fatalities in the county.
The county also reported 139 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 105 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 12,948, total active cases to 2,360 and recoveries to 10,434. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 3,358.
San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 802, 696 and 486 active cases, respectively.
According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 89,194. The total number of hospitalizations is 636 and total current hospitalizations is 46 after nine people were hospitalized and eight were discharged.
The health department will not issue a COVID-19 update Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.