Hays County Local Health Department today reports 88 new lab-confirmed cases, two people released from the hospital and 38 additional recoveries. This update includes the demographic data from Saturday, Sunday and today.
“We are still seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases in Hays County,” Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said. “The Hays County Local Health Department strongly urges that everyone limit their trips and interactions with others, wear a mask and stay distanced from others in public. And hand washing is still one of the top ways to decrease the spread of the virus.”
The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,643; of those, 2,939 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 693. The number of negative tests is 10,827. Schneider is awaiting results on 73 tests. Hays County has had 72 total hospitalizations; 20 people are currently hospitalized. Some patients are in hospitals outside Hays County but are included in our numbers.
A COVID-19 Fact Sheet has been added to the County website: https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-fact-sheet/. This document provides a glossary of terms and insight into methods and results calculations.
July 13 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.||27||23||50||5|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||44.9%|
*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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