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Hays County COVID-19 Update June 24

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 193 new cases of COVID-19, along with two new hospitalizations and six additional people considered recovered.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 2,194, which includes 111 from the testing performed by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) – see note below about test results from TDEM.

Hays County now has 1,786 active cases. The total number of individuals now considered recovered is 403. The number of negative tests is 6,262. Schneider is awaiting results on 68 tests. Hays County has had 56 total hospitalizations; 17 people are currently hospitalized.

“Our numbers continue to increase,” Schneider said. “We can help prevent the transmission of COVID-19, but it will take everyone in Hays County practicing these simple yet effective measures: stay distanced in public, wash hands and wear masks.”

Note: the COVID-19 online Dashboard will be updated once daily.

June 24 Report

Lab Confirmed* Negative* Pending** Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
2,194 6,262 68 403 1,786 5 56 17

*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.

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 25 29 54 0
10-19 yrs. 77 51 128 0
20-29 yrs. 563 578 1,141 0
30-39 yrs. 163 164 327 0
40-49 yrs. 110 97 207 0
50-59 yrs. 96 86 182 0
60-69 yrs. 55 35 90 1
70-79 yrs. 23 20 43 1
> 80 yrs. 13 9 22 3
Total 1,125 1,069 2,194 5

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Fatalities
Austin 19 9 1
Bear Creek 1 0 0
Buda 202 148 1
Driftwood 13 11 0
Dripping Springs 28 20 0
Hays 0 0 0
Kyle 577 367 0
Manchaca 2 2 0
Maxwell 6 6 0
Mountain City 1 1 0
Niederwald 8 6 0
San Marcos 1,308 1,199 2
Uhland 3 2 0
Wimberley 26 15 1
Woodcreek 0 0 0
Total 2,194 1,786 5

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 446 419 865 39.4%
Non-Hispanic 233 207 440 20.1%
Not Specified 446 443 889 40.5%
Total 1,125 1,069 2,194

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0%
Asian 0.7%
Black 1.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0%
White 53.1%
Not Specified/Unknown 45.0%

*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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