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Hays County COVID-19 Update July 2

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 126 new cases, two new hospitalizations, one person released from the hospital and 11 additional recoveries.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,050; of those, 2,549 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 494. The number of negative tests is 7,578. Schneider is awaiting results on 58 tests. Hays County has had 64 total hospitalizations; 18 people are currently hospitalized.

 “All Hays County residents can help us slow the spread,” Schneider said. “No matter your age or profession, by following recommend health guidelines, including staying distanced, wearing a mask and washing your hands often, we can do this together as a community.”

Hays County offices are closed tomorrow, Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Weekend reports will consist of new cases only; full demographic breakdowns will be included in Monday’s update.

July 2 Report

Lab Confirmed* Negative* Pending** Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
3,050 7,578 58 494 2,549 7 64 18

*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. 40 38 78 0
10-19 yrs. 114 82 196 0
20-29 yrs. 741 733 1,474 0
30-39 yrs. 248 226 474 0
40-49 yrs. 174 156 330 0
50-59 yrs. 136 115 251 0
60-69 yrs. 84 57 141 1
70-79 yrs. 37 29 66 2
> 80 yrs. 23 17 40 4
Total 1,597 1,453 3,050 7

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Fatalities
Austin 30 20 1
Bear Creek 1 0 0
Buda 337 272 1
Driftwood 20 18 0
Dripping Springs 43 34 0
Hays 0 0 0
Kyle 826 595 1
Manchaca 2 2 0
Maxwell 6 5 0
Mountain City 2 2 0
Niederwald 10 8 0
San Marcos 1,726 1,558 3
Uhland 4 3 0
Wimberley 43 32 1
Woodcreek 0 0 0
Total 3,050 2,549 7

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 619 587 1206 39.5%
Non-Hispanic 302 279 581 19.1%
Not Specified 676 587 1,263 41.4
Total 1,597 1,453 3,050

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 1.3%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 52.5%
Not Specified/ Unknown 45.7%

*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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