The Hays County Health Department reports 17 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 62 recoveries Sept. 18, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,736, active cases to 1,744 and recoveries to 3,940.
San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 604, 725 and 291 active cases, respectively.
According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 26,143 with no tests pending. The total number of hospitalizations is 165 and total current hospitalizations is 10 after two patients were discharged. There have been 52 fatalities in the county.
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.