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County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; H-E-B employee tests positive for disease
Hays County reported two additional cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total to 61 cases.
The county currently has 43 active cases, has received 417 negative tests and has nine pending tests. The amount of residents who have recovered from the disease increased Tuesday from 16 to 18. Seven county residents have been hospitalized from the illness, including two current hospitalizations.
San Marcos and Kyle both have had 21 total cases. Kyle has 16 active cases, while San Marcos has 15. Buda has recorded 12 total cases and has eight active cases. Austin, within Hays County, has had four total cases and has two active cases. Dripping Springs has tallied two total cases and has one active case. Wimberley has only seen one active case.
According to the county, only eight patients who tested positive for the illness had traveled before becoming ill, while 53 residents had no travel history before becoming symptomatic.
Eighteen residents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 fall in the 50-59-year-old age range. Twelve people with the disease are 40-49 years old. Eleven patients are between 30-39 years old. Nine residents fall in the 20-29 year old age range. Six patients are 60-69 years old, four are 70-79 years old and one is between 10-19 years old.
Thirty-nine females and 22 males have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
San Marcos H-E-B employee tests positive for virus
An H-E-B employee working at the San Marcos location at 641 E. Hopkins St. tested positive for COVID-19, the grocer confirmed Tuesday.
According to H-E-B, the employee was last in the store on March 24. The company stated that all employees affected at the store location have been notified and the store has been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times since then.
“As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, our H-E-B family of more than 120,000 partners (employees) has not gone unaffected,” H-E-B said in a statement. “Through early preparation, continuous guidance, strong sanitation and proper social distancing efforts, we are strongly focused on the health and safety of our partners and are grateful that Texas has experienced fewer cases than the national average. We must all work to slow the spread in Texas. At impacted locations, all directly affected partners are notified and provided medical advice, each location is deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times. Customers can visit their store’s location page on heb.com to see when an affected partner last worked in their store. Our primary focus is keeping our Partners and customers safe.”