Hays County Local Health Department today reports 160 new cases of COVID-19, along with one new hospitalization.
Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 1,871, which includes 111 from the first three days of testing last week by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) – see note below about test results from TDEM.
Hays County now has 1,477 active cases. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 389.
The number of negative tests is 5,865. Schneider is awaiting results on 59 tests. Hays County has had 53 total hospitalizations; 14 people are currently hospitalized.
“We can slow the spread of the virus,” Schneider said, “but it will take the whole Hays County community.”
He reminded everyone that staying distanced in public, washing hands and wearing masks are simple but effective methods of helping to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
Note: the COVID-19 online Dashboard will be updated once daily.
June 22 Report
|Lab Confirmed*||Negative*||Pending**||Recovered||Active||Fatalities||Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations|
*Hays Co. residents tested by TDEM are included in current case counts (positive and negative).
**Pending does not include tests conducted by TDEM where there is no result yet.
NOTE: If you were tested at a TDEM site, you will receive your results directly from that agency, not the Hays County Local Health Dept.
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|Total Cases||Active Cases||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||0%|
*Note: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.
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.
As with any emergency situation, www.HaysInformed.com, the countywide emergency notification blog, has a rolling list of important information regarding COVID-19. Many City websites also have information for residents.
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