Hays County Local Health Department reported 42 new cases of the coronavirus along with a slight decline in active cases related to the disease July 28.

The county’s active cases county fell by 31 cases July 28 to 2,969. Currently, the county has reported 4,245 confirmed cases.

Numbers provided by the county also showed 73 additional recoveries and one hospital discharge.

The county also reported a new batch of lab reports from the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 7 from testing performed by the Texas Division of Emergency Management between May 10-July 26.

“Numerous individuals from nearby counties attended the TDEM testing sites held in Hays County. Most of the tested individuals should have received their own results directly from the state, not the local health department," Hays County epidemiologist Eric Schneider said. "It may take several days for our team to cull through the new information, but once we have confirmed the data, we will report any new positive cases in an upcoming COVID-19 update.”

Cases by city are broken down as follows:

  • Austin: 42*

  • Bear Creek: 1

  • Buda: 562

  • Driftwood: 29

  • Dripping Springs: 75

  • Kyle: 1,261

  • Manchaca: 3

  • Maxwell: 6

  • Mountain City: 5

  • Neiderwald: 17

  • San Marcos: 2,164

  • Uhland: 10

  • Wimberley: 69

  • Woodcreek: 1

*A small portion of Austin's ZIP codes are in Hays County.