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Hays County COVID-19 Update June 29

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 75 new cases of COVID-19. On June 27, the County reported its sixth COVID-related fatality; the individual was a San Marcos woman in her 70s.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 2,661; of those, 2,233 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 422. The number of negative tests is 7,080. Schneider is awaiting results on 73 tests. Hays County has had 62 total hospitalizations; 19 people are currently hospitalized.

“The best way to slow down the current surge in cases,” Schneider said, “is for all Hays County residents to work together. We strongly recommend these simple yet effective techniques – wearing masks, staying distanced and washing our hands often – to help our community.”

June 29 Report

Lab Confirmed* Negative* Pending** Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
2,661 7,080 73 422 2,233 6 62 19

*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. 27 35 62 0
10-19 yrs. 99 61 160 0
20-29 yrs. 676 672 1,348 0
30-39 yrs. 209 197 406 0
40-49 yrs. 143 127 270 0
50-59 yrs. 114 103 217 0
60-69 yrs. 65 47 112 1
70-79 yrs. 27 25 52 2
> 80 yrs. 19 15 34 3
Total 1,379 1,282 2,661 6

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Fatalities
Austin 25 15 1
Bear Creek 1 0 0
Buda 272 211 1
Driftwood 13 11 0
Dripping Springs 34 25 0
Hays 0 0 0
Kyle 713 501 0
Manchaca 2 2 0
Maxwell 6 6 0
Mountain City 2 2 0
Niederwald 10 8 0
San Marcos 1,544 1,425 3
Uhland 3 2 0
Wimberley 36 25 1
Woodcreek 0 0 0
Total 2,661 2,233 6

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 543 496 1,039 39.1%
Non-Hispanic 269 253 522 19.6%
Not Specified 567 533 1,100 41.3%
Total 1,379 1,282 2,661  

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 1.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
White 52.2%
Not Specified/Unknown 45.9%

*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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