COVID-19 UPDATE: Hays County, Hays CISD, San Marcos CISD report new positive cases Jan. 5

Hays County has over 4,000 active cases of COVID-19 as of Jan. 5. (Courtesy National Institutes of Health)
Hays County has over 4,000 active cases of COVID-19 as of Jan. 5. (Courtesy National Institutes of Health)

Hays County has over 4,000 active cases of COVID-19 as of Jan. 5. (Courtesy National Institutes of Health)

The Hays County Local Health Department reported one COVID-19-related fatality on Jan. 5—a Buda man in his 50s. The department also reported 183 new confirmed cases from Jan. 5 along with two new hospitalizations.

There are now a total of 4,254 active cases.



Hays CISD reported 44 positive cases of COVID-19 in students and staff from Jan. 3-4, the first two days of school after winter break. San Marcos CISD reported 26 in the same time frame.


In the past two days, Hays CISD has reported positive cases at over half of its campuses, though all campuses still remain open.



In the past two days, San Marcos CISD has reported positive cases at every campus within its district.




All classrooms are still open and will only be closed when 10% or more of the class has tested positive.
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.