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|
*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.
|> 80 yrs.||19||15||34||3|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||0.0%|
*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.
# # #