Hays County Local Health Department today reports 50 new cases, one new hospitalization, and 53 additional recoveries. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,243; of those, 2,652 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 581.
The number of negative tests is 10,417. Schneider is awaiting results on 61 tests. Hays County has had 69 total hospitalizations; 21 people are currently hospitalized.
“We like to see the number of new cases going down, but we cannot relax at this point,” Schneider said. “The COVID-19 virus is still active in Hays County. And while it may not hurt you personally, you could pass it along to a loved one or friend who isn’t able to fight the virus.”
He added that we can all do simple, effective things to slow the spread.
“Stay home if you don’t have to go out,” he said. “When out in public, stay six feet from others, wear a mask and wash your hands often. This community has the power to make an impact.”
July 7 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.||24||19||43||5|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||45.1%|
*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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