Hays County health authorities on Wednesday said 97 more people in the area have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the county’s total case count to 7,526.
The local health department did not report any new coronavirus-related fatalities on Wednesday, and the county’s pandemic death toll remained at 104.
Officials also said three people who had been in the hospital with COVID-19 were recently discharged, and reported one new coronavirus-related hospitalization.
Of the 435 county residents who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 during the pandemic, 10 were in medical facilities on Wednesday, according to local health authorities.
County health authorities added that 78 more people had recovered from the virus, and the total estimated number of recoveries is now 6,684.
Hays County health officials also said they have now received 52,415 negative coronavirus test results.
The local health department in Hays County has corrected its data several times since the start of the pandemic and recently has said it will now review its data each week, making necessary updates to its online dashboards each Friday. The American-Statesman will report changes in its Friday coronavirus reports.
Hays County Epidemiologist Ian Harris on Wednesday said reminded residents to stay vigilant in adhering to pandemic-related safety protocols and recommended hygiene measures.
“It’s easy to get complacent and forget to practice the recommended safety precautions,” Harris said in a written statement. “We encourage everyone to keep wearing their masks and doing their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
The breakdown of all 7,526 reported cases, which includes recoveries and active cases, by city is:
Austin (some Hays County addresses are listed in Austin): 154
Bear Creek: 3
Dripping Springs: 271
Mountain City: 17
San Marcos: 3,132
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