Hays County Confirms Third COVID-19 Case

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Hays County Epidemiologist Eric Schneider has reported a third confirmed case of coronavirus in Hays County, following a second one reported earlier Monday.

The adult resident recently traveled to California and was tested on return. That person is under self-quarantine at home until 48 hours have passed without having a fever, and without using fever-reducing medication.

Hays County must respect the HIPAA laws and cannot share information about where the testing occurred, or the name, gender, or city of the person in quarantine.

CDC has changed its protocols, and specimens are no longer required to be sent to the CDC for confirmation. All positive tests at commercial labs or state labs are now considered a confirmed positive case.

 

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