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Hays County COVID-19 Update July 8

Hays County Local Health Department today reports its 11th COVID-related fatality, a Mountain City man in his 70s. Today’s update also shows 85 new lab-confirmed cases and 15 additional recoveries.

Epidemiologist Ian Harris (filing in for Eric Schneider) said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,328; of those, 2,721 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 596. The number of negative tests is 10,417. Schneider is awaiting results on 61 tests. Hays County has had 69 total hospitalizations; 20 people are currently hospitalized.

July 8 Report

Lab Confirmed* Negative* Pending** Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
3,328 10,417 61 596 2,721 11 69 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. 51 44 95 0
10-19 yrs. 127 89 216 0
20-29 yrs. 782 783 1,565 0
30-39 yrs. 266 263 529 0
40-49 yrs. 193 173 366 0
50-59 yrs. 148 129 277 1
60-69 yrs. 96 65 161 1
70-79 yrs. 40 36 76 4
> 80 yrs. 24 19 43 5
Total 1,727 1,601 3,328 11

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 32 22 9 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 389 314 74 1
Driftwood 20 18 2 0
Dripping Springs 49 40 9 0
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 916 674 241 1
Manchaca 2 2 0 0
Maxwell 6 5 1 0
Mountain City 4 3 0 1
Niederwald 11 8 3 0
San Marcos 1,846 1,595 245 6
Uhland 5 4 1 0
Wimberley 47 36 10 1
Woodcreek 0 0 0 0
Total 3,328 2,721 596 11

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 668 645 1313 39.5%
Non-Hispanic 316 297 613 18.4%
Not Specified 743 659 1402 42.1%
Total 1,727 1,601 3,328 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 1.2%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 52.6%
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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