UPDATE: Hays County now has 45 coronavirus cases

Hays County residents have a coronavirus hotline to call. (Evelin Garcia/Rachal Russell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hays County residents have a coronavirus hotline to call. (Evelin Garcia/Rachal Russell/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hays County residents have a coronavirus hotline to call. (Evelin Garcia/Rachal Russell/Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATED

As of 3 p.m. April 2, there are now 45 confirmed coronavirus cases in Hays County. The county reports 313 tests have been administered, with 241 coming back negative. Of those, 35 are active cases and four are still hospitalized. Kyle has the most cases with 16, followed by San Marcos with 15, Buda with 9, Austin with 3 and Dripping Springs with 2. Fourteen cases are ages 50-59 and nine cases are ages 30-39.

Original story

As of 4 p.m. April 1, Hays County had 42 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The county has 11 cases pending, 238 negative tests and 10 who have recovered. Five patients remain in the hospital.

The Texas Department of State Health Services website, updated at 12:30 p.m. April 1, showed 135 of 254 Texas counties showing at least one case of coronavirus. In all, 47,857 total tests had results with 3,997 cases reported. Fifty-eight have died in Texas, according to the site.


Harris County had the most cases at 680, followed by Dallas County at 631, Tarrant County with 273, Travis County with 244, Bexar County with 207 and Denton County with 206 cases.

In Hays County, four new cases came on April 1. Fourteen of the residents are between the ages 50-59, the most of any age group. Also in the county, those with coronavirus include 26 females and 16 males. There have been 291 tests administered in Hays County.

Travel-related cases are reported at seven, with community spread at 35.

The city breakdown includes:

Austin-1

Buda-9

Dripping Springs-2

Kyle-14

San Marcos-14
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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