Hays County COVID-19 update

The Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities Sept. 8, a man from Kyle in his 60s, a woman from San Marcos in her 80s. There have been a total of 330 fatalities in the county.

The county also reported 384 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 191 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 26,377, total active cases to 1,906 and recoveries to 24,141. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 2,934.

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 647, 540 and 342 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 232,548. The total number of hospitalizations is 1,204 and total current hospitalizations is 55 after three people were hospitalized and three were discharged.

The county reports 47 unvaccinated people and eight fully vaccinated people are hospitalized. 30 unvaccinated patients and two 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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