Updated: 10th case of coronavirus recorded in Hays County

There are six cases of coronavirus reported in Hays County as of March 20. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
There are 10 cases of coronavirus reported in Hays County as of March 20. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)

There are 10 cases of coronavirus reported in Hays County as of March 20. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated 12:26 p.m. March 25

The 10th case of coronavirus has been confirmed for a resident of Buda according to a release by the Hays County Local Health Department. All 10 cases are adults.

Updated 4:32 p.m. March 24

The Hays County Local Health Department was notified there are now nine total confirmed coronavirus cases. All nine cases are adults.

One of the new positive cases and one who previously tested positive live in two separate households in Buda with people connected to Hays CISD's Carpenter Hill Elementary School. The county, through a press release, said it is not believe that the persons who tested positive were on the campus themselves prior to spring break.

Hays CISD has notified employees and parents of children at Carpenter Elementary School.

The breakdown of cases as of 4:30 p.m. include:

Austin - 1 (some Hays County addresses are in Austin)

Buda - 2

Dripping Springs - 1

Kyle - 2

San Marcos - 2

City unknown - 1

Original story: March 20

As of March 20, there are six lab-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Hays County, according to officials.

The latest case pertains to a Kyle resident, making it the second case identified in the city.

It is still unclear as to how the patient contracted the disease, according to a press release sent by the county.

Hays County has reported cases of the coronavirus in the following cities: Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos and Austin—as some addresses in the county are in Austin.

Hays County epidemiologist Eric Schneider said in a press release symptoms of the disease can include low-to-moderate fever, a cough and congestion. He also advised citizens to “self-quarantine until they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 72 hours.”

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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