The Hays County Local Health Department reported 11 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus Aug. 25, bringing the county's total to 5,308.

The total case count at the end of July was 4,315, representing an increase of 993, or 23%, over the past 25 days.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for coronavirus testing in Hays County was 20% on Aug. 25, with 98 cases and 481 tests reported.

Of the current cases, 2,393 were considered active Aug. 25, and the greatest concentrations of cases were in San Marcos with 1,020, Kyle with 863 and Buda with 348.

Despite reporting 993 new cases since the beginning of August, active cases are down 468, or 16%, from 2,861 on July 31.

The total number of hospitalizations was reported to be 138, up from 105 on July 31—a 31% increase. Active hospitalizations decreased from 25 to 17 in the same time period.

Hays County reported 17 new deaths between Aug. 1 and Aug. 25, bringing the county's total to 45.

The overall testing positivity rate increased from 20% at the end of July to 22% on Aug 25, with 2,181 new tests reported. The county has received reports of 23,702 coronavirus tests conducted to date.

Free coronavirus testing is available in Kyle and Buda through Aug. 29. No appointments are necessary.

For questions about testing, call 833-213-0643 or email [email protected].