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Hays County COVID-19 Update June 26

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 140 new cases of COVID-19, which includes 50 from tests performed by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) – see note below about test results from TDEM. Three people were released from the hospital and one additional person is recovered.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 2,415; of those, 1,992 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 418. The number of negative tests is 6,716. Schneider is awaiting results on 74 tests. Hays County has had 62 total hospitalizations; 20 people are currently hospitalized.

“As we see the surge in positive cases,” Schneider said, “there’s never been a more important time for Hays County residents to work together to slow the spread of the virus. With masks, hand washing and distancing, we hold the power to have an impact.”

June 26 Report

Lab Confirmed* Negative* Pending** Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
2,415 6,716 74 418 1,992 5 62 20

*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.

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 25 31 56 0
10-19 yrs. 87 51 138 0
20-29 yrs. 628 629 1,257 0
30-39 yrs. 182 175 357 0
40-49 yrs. 129 111 240 0
50-59 yrs. 102 95 197 0
60-69 yrs. 59 39 98 1
70-79 yrs. 24 20 44 1
> 80 yrs. 16 12 28 3
Total 1,252 1,163 2,415 5

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Fatalities
Austin 22 12 1
Bear Creek 1 0 0
Buda 233 172 1
Driftwood 13 11 0
Dripping Springs 29 21 0
Hays 0 0 0
Kyle 638 426 0
Manchaca 2 2 0
Maxwell 6 6 0
Mountain City 1 1 0
Niederwald 8 6 0
San Marcos 1,430 1,315 2
Uhland 3 2 0
Wimberley 29 18 1
Woodcreek 0 0 0
Total 2,415 1,992 5

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 504 468 972 40.3%
Non-Hispanic 246 223 469 19.4%
Not Specified 502 472 974 40.3%
Total 1,252 1,163 2,415

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0%
Asian 0.6%
Black 1.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0%
White 52.5%
Not Specified/Unknown 45.3%

*Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.

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

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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