Hays County adds 26 new cases of COVID-19, one death over the weekend

Hays County reported one additional death Aug. 3. (Community Impact staff)
Hays County reported one additional death Aug. 3. (Community Impact staff)

Hays County reported one additional death Aug. 3. (Community Impact staff)

Between Aug.1-3, the Hays County Local Health Department reported 26 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 4,893.

The county also reported one additional death, a man from Kyle in his 70s. The death toll is now 29.


Currently, 23 people are hospitalized, and 69 additional recoveries have been reported. An estimated 1,980 have recovered from the virus. Of the 4,893 cases reported, 2,884 are considered active.

Cases by city are broken down as follows.

  • Austin: 42*

  • Bear Creek: 1

  • Buda: 650

  • Driftwood: 32

  • Dripping Springs: 79

  • Kyle: 1,508

  • Manchaca: 8

  • Maxwell: 9

  • Mountain City: 7

  • Neiderwald: 29

  • San Marcos: 2,433

  • Uhland: 15

  • Wimberley: 79

  • Woodcreek: 1


*A small portion of Austin's ZIP codes are in Hays County.
By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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