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Hays County COVID-19 Update July 6

Hays County Local Health Department today reports three new COVID-related fatalities; all three are males from San Marcos. Two of the deceased are a father (in his 70s) and son (in his 50s). The third male was in his 80s. The County now has a total of 10 COVID-related deaths.

The health department reports 77 new cases, four new hospitalizations, two people released from the hospital and 34 additional recoveries. The demographics in today’s update include 66 new cases from the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The department also received about 2,400 negative lab reports from the recent Texas Division of Emergency Management tests sites.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,193; of those, 2,655 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 528. The number of negative tests is 10,294. Schneider is awaiting results on 72 tests. Hays County has had 68 total hospitalizations; 20 people are currently hospitalized.

 “Regardless of your age, profession, gender or any other factor, you have the power to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” Schneider said. “We are looking at a virus that may not severely hurt you, but you could pass it along to a loved one or friend who isn’t able to fight the virus.”

He added that there are simple, effective steps we all can take to slow the spread.

“If you don’t need to go out, stay home,” he said. “If you go out, remain distanced from others, wear a mask and wash your hands often. When we work together for the safety of our community, we can make an impact.”

 July 6 Report

Lab Confirmed* Negative* Pending** Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
3,193 10,294 72 528 2,655 10 68 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. 42 39 81 0
10-19 yrs. 118 87 205 0
20-29 yrs. 769 761 1,530 0
30-39 yrs. 257 241 498 0
40-49 yrs. 187 162 349 0
50-59 yrs. 140 125 265 1
60-69 yrs. 91 60 151 1
70-79 yrs. 38 33 71 3
> 80 yrs. 24 19 43 5
Total 1,666 1,527 3,193 10

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Fatalities
Austin 30 20 1
Bear Creek 1 0 0
Buda 359 290 1
Driftwood 20 18 0
Dripping Springs 46 37 0
Hays 0 0 0
Kyle 859 625 1
Manchaca 2 2 0
Maxwell 6 5 0
Mountain City 3 3 0
Niederwald 10 7 0
San Marcos 1,806 1,609 6
Uhland 5 4 0
Wimberley 46 35 1
Woodcreek 0 0 0
Total 3,193 2,655 10

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 652 631 1,283 40.2%
Non-Hispanic 312 290 602 18.9%
Not Specified 702 606 1,308 40.9%
Total 1,666 1,527 3,193

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.4%
Black 1.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
White 52.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 45.6%

*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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