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Hays County COVID-19 Case Number Update for April 26

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX (April 26, 2020) – The Hays County Local Health Department reports no new COVID-19 lab-confirmed positive cases overnight and today. The total remains at 149, with 71 of those affected already recovered and out of quarantine (the same number as yesterday) and 77 current active cases. The number of hospitalizations remains the same: 4 current and 14 total. Ten additional negative lab tests were received bringing that total to 1,501.

Note that the COVID-19 online Dashboard is updated twice a day, so may show different numbers than this daily snapshot as of 3:15 p.m. on April 26:

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Cases Fatalities Total Hospitalizations
149 1501 5 71 77 1 14
Current Hospitalizations    4
AGE RANGE Female Male Total Fatalities  
0-9 yrs 2 0 2 0
10-19 yrs 1 3 4 0
20-29 yrs 16 5 21 0
30-39 yrs 23 15 38 0
40-49 yrs 15 7 22 0
50-59 yrs 15 20 35 0
60-69 yrs 11 4 15 0
70-79 yrs 4 4 8 0
> 80 yrs 3 1 4 1
  90 59 149  
Travel Related 10
No Travel Reported 139
Interview Pending 0  
Total Cases Active Cases
Austin 4 1
Bear Creek 0 0
Buda 19 5
Driftwood 2 1
Dripping Springs 6 4
Hays 0 0
Kyle 64 39
Mountain City 0 0
Niederwald 1 1
San Marcos 47 20
Uhland 0 0
Wimberley 6 6
Woodcreek 0 0
Total 149 77

*Note: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses

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

Prevention Tips:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times a day, including between your fingers and underneath your nails. Handwashing is considered the best way to remove germs and dirt, and hand sanitizers should be used only when handwashing is not available. The hand sanitizers should be at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective.
  2. Avoid handshaking and high-fives
  3. Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
  4. Stay home when you feel sick
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue then put the tissue in the trash, or use the crook of your elbow if a tissue isn’t available
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household disinfectant cleaning spray or wipe. Clean cell and desk phones, computer keyboards, door handles, and work surfaces often.
  7. The CDC is now recommending persons visiting grocery stores, pharmacies, etc., wear cloth face masks to help keep from spreading COVID-19 since people who are not experiencing symptoms may be contagious. If you have close, frequent contact with a sick person you should also wear a mask as should the patient if he or she is able to wear one.
  8. Avoid travel to areas that have been designated high-risk areas because of multiple verified cases of Corona
  9. Individuals are encouraged to avoid large gatherings. This includes, but is not limited to concerts, plays, sporting events, gymnasiums, dances, and restaurants. Recreation activities that can be practiced in private are encouraged. This virus spreads by person-to-person transmission just like the flu, so limiting human contact can help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Hays County Epidemiologist Eric Schneider reminded residents to rely on qualified information sources for additional information such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control which offers information in Spanish and Chinese as well as English. The County’s COVID-19 info is here, and as in any emergency situation, the countywide emergency notification blog, has a rolling list of important information regarding COVID-19. Many City websites also have information for their residents.


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