Hays County Reports 8th & 9th COVID-19 Cases

  • March 25, 2020
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From Hays County press release:

The Hays County Local Health Department has been notified of two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in Hays County to nine. All nine positive cases are adults.

One of the new positive cases and one who previously tested positive live in two separate households in Buda with people connected to Hays CISD’s Carpenter Hill Elementary School. It is not believed that the persons who tested positive were on the campus themselves prior to spring break. Hays CISD has notified parents and employees.

 According to Hays County Local Health Department Epidemiologist Eric Schneider the risk of transmission is low for those on the campus, but he recommends that all staff and students monitor themselves for symptoms until March 27th, 2020. Those symptoms typically include fever, cough and congestion.

One of the new cases is a Buda resident while the other new case has yet to be interviewed and that person’s city of residence is unknown at this time.

The breakdown of cases by city as of 4 p.m. March 24 is:

  • Austin (some Hays County addresses are Austin) – 1
  • Buda – 2
  • Dripping Springs – 1
  • Kyle -2
  • San Marcos – 2
  • City unknown (patient not interviewed yet) – 1

Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.