Hays County Local Health Department today reports two more COVID-related fatalities. Both were female residents of San Marcos; one woman was in her 70s, the other was in her 80s. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 56 new lab-confirmed cases, three new hospitalizations and 51 additional recoveries.
“The most effective way to slow the spread of the virus is to limit your trips, wash your hands, stay distanced from others and wear a mask when in public,” he said. “We urge everyone take these simple, effective steps to protect those in our community who are most vulnerable.”
The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,699; of those, 2,942 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 744. The number of negative tests is 10,926. Schneider is awaiting results on 59 tests. Hays County has had 75 total hospitalizations; 23 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 14 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||6|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||44.7%|
*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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