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Hays County officials report 7th case of COVID-19 was a person who had been on a high school campus

By Chris Quinn, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News

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  • Hays County officials report the number of cases for the county has increased to seven, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Photo: Justice Jeff Boyd, Facebook

    Hays County officials report the number of cases for the county has increased to seven, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

    Hays County officials report the number of cases for the county has increased to seven, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

    Photo: Justice Jeff Boyd, Facebook

Photo: Justice Jeff Boyd, Facebook

Hays County officials report the number of cases for the county has increased to seven, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Hays County officials report the number of cases for the county has increased to seven, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Photo: Justice Jeff Boyd, Facebook

An adult who was on the campus of San Marcos High School has become the seventh person to test positive for COVID-19 in Hays County, according to a news release Sunday.

The newly reported case is a person who had had contact with another individual who had already tested positive, according to the Hays County Local Health Department.

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Officials report the adult person was asymptomatic on the day they were on the high school campus on March 12. San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District officials say they have sent notification to its employees and student families.

The identity of the individual is being withheld because of HIPAA laws.

Eric Schneider, an epidemiologist with Hays County, says the risk of transmission associated with the person when they were on campus is low, but recommends all staff and students monitor themselves for symptoms until March 26. Those symptoms typically include fever, dry cough, and congestion.

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