Hays County Local Health Department today reports one new COVID-related fatality. The individual was a man from Mountain City in his 70s, bring the total of COVID-related fatalities to 14. The health department also reports 70 new lab-confirmed cases, 37 recoveries, three new hospitalizations, and four hospital discharges.
“We can only slow the spread of this virus by working together but staying six feet apart,” he said. “We also urge all Hays County residents to continue washing their hands, wearing masks and staying home as much as possible.”
The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,769; of those, 2,974 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 781. The number of negative tests is 10,997. Schneider is awaiting results on 66 tests. Hays County has had 78 total hospitalizations; 22 people are currently hospitalized. Some patients are in hospitals outside Hays County but are included in our numbers. Likewise, an individual from another county who is in a local hospital would be accounted for in their county of residence.
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 15 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.||29||24||53||6|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||44.1%|
*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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