Hospitalizations of coronavirus patients stays steady at 4 in Hays County

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Four patients are currently hospitalized in Hays County, a steady number during the last month. Of 4,111 tests administered, 335 tested positive as of May 31.

The numbers include 147 active cases and 184 who have recovered. Currently, 4 of 29 remain hospitalized and four deaths have been reported in the county.

Cases reported by city include:

Kyle-170

Bear Creek-1


San Marcos-85

Buda-45

Dripping Springs-6

Wimberley-12

*Austin-7 (Small portion of Austin is in Hays County)

Driftwood-2

Neiderwald-2

Uhland-1
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as 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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