Hospitalizations rose to 17, according to the county. The numbers also show 403 have recovered of the 2,194 confirmed cases, leaving 1,786 active cases. With 8,524 tests administered, Hays County has a positive test rate of 25.7%
Texas has set records for new cases June 23 and June 24, with more than 5,400 new cases per day.
In a joint statement regarding hospital capacity from Ascension Seton, Baylor Scott & White Health and St. David’s HealthCare on June 24, the hospital groups said the Austin metro has 2,470 staffed beds collectively, and the occupancy is at 71%
The three healthcare systems have 483 ICE beds and the occupancy of those is currently at 70%. Additional licensed beds would be available and would require more than normal staffing and other resources if the surge requires. Full licensed capacity adds another 780 beds, according to the release.
Baylor Scott & White has a hospital in Buda and Ascension Seton has a hospital in Kyle. San Marcos is served by Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos.