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|
*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.||23||17||40||4|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|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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