Reasons for local coronavirus case hike and more: News from Hays County

Floating the area's rivers is a popular way to cool off, but overcrowding the river may also be the cause of coronavirus spread for Hays County residents. (Courtesy San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce)
Floating the area's rivers is a popular way to cool off, but overcrowding the river may also be the cause of coronavirus spread for Hays County residents. (Courtesy San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce)

Floating the area's rivers is a popular way to cool off, but overcrowding the river may also be the cause of coronavirus spread for Hays County residents. (Courtesy San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce)

Read the latest news from the San Marcos-Buda-Kyle area.

Higher number of Hays County coronavirus cases points to these 3 reasons

Protests, floating the local rivers and visiting bars packed with patrons have been three drivers of higher coronavirus cases in Hays County, according to the Hays County Local Health Department.

840 coronavirus cases of 1,238 in Hays County have come in the last 10 days

The numbers of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to climb in Hays County. The county reported 145 cases on 177 tests June 17, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,238 on 6,419 tests since the pandemic began.



Gov. Greg Abbott talks Hays County coronavirus spike, but numbers don’t match health department report

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told viewers of his June 16 press conference regarding coronavirus hospitalizations that Hays County, while setting a record for new cases that day, had zero cases reported for two straight days prior to the record. Not so, according to Hays County Local Health Department Epidemiologist Eric Schneider at his own press conference June 17.

San Marcos CISD suspends summer workouts after positive COVID-19 test

San Marcos CISD announced June 16 it is suspending its Rattler strength and conditioning summer workouts after an individual who was in attendance June 8 tested positive for the coronavirus.

Joe Warner and Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.



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According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The University of Texas will host football games at Darrell K. Royal Veterans Memorial Stadium this fall after an announcement from the Big 12 Conference on Aug. 12 that the fall sports season will continue. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Leaders and council members in Kyle will discuss excessive arresting by the city’s police officers during an Aug. 12 Facebook Live event. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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City Manager Kenneth Williams presented a proposed 2021 city budget to Buda City Council on Aug. 11. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Courtesy Novela Photography
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Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Helen's Casa Alde in Buda has just completed a soft opening at its new food truck. (Courtesy Helen's Casa Alde)
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Beginning at noon Aug. 10, Lake Pflugerville trail will reopen for public use. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
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