The Hays County Health Department says a new case of COVID-19 was confirmed over the weekend, bringing its total cases in to seven. The person had contact with someone who had already tested positive, officials say.
The adult person was on the San Marcos High School campus on March 12, 2020 and was asymptomatic at the time, but later developed symptoms of fever and tested positive for COVID-19. San Marcos CISD has already sent notification to its employees and student families.
According to Hays County Local Health Department Epidemiologist Eric Schneider the risk of transmission is low for those on campus, but he recommends that all staff and students on campus monitor themselves for symptoms until March 26, 2020. Those symptoms typically include fever, cough and congestion.
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