Hays County reports record 210 new cases of coronavirus on June 18

Here is the latest coronavirus news from Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here is the latest coronavirus news from Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here is the latest coronavirus news from Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The former record for one-day coronavirus cases was 155 until June 18, when Hays County reported 210 new cases.

There are now 1,448 confirmed cases on 7,213 tests, with 1,105 considered active. Testing has now passed 3% of the estimated 230,000 residents. Since the pandemic began, 338 have recovered and 14 remain hospitalized. Five patients have died.

Cases by city include:

Austin-15

Buda-135


Driftwood-5

Dripping Springs-13

Kyle-399

Maxwell-4

Mountain City-1

Niederwald-8

San Marcos-844

Uland-1

Wimberley-21

* A small portion of Austin is in Hays County

According to Hays County Local Health Department statistics, a spike of cases began June 8. There have been 1,050 new cases reported in the last 11 days.
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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