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Hays County COVID-19 Update July 15

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
3,769 10,997 66 781 2,974 14 78 22

*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. 62 47 109 0
10-19 yrs. 149 99 248 0
20-29 yrs. 837 859 1,696 0
30-39 yrs. 318 310 628 0
40-49 yrs. 223 195 418 0
50-59 yrs. 177 148 325 1
60-69 yrs. 116 82 198 1
70-79 yrs. 51 43 94 6
> 80 yrs. 29 24 53 6
Total 1,962 1,807 3,769 14

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 33 21 11 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 461 375 85 1
Driftwood 21 19 2 0
Dripping Springs 65 54 11 0
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,074 803 270 1
Manchaca 2 2 0 0
Maxwell 6 5 1 0
Mountain City 4 2 0 2
Niederwald 14 10 4 0
San Marcos 2,021 1,632 381 8
Uhland 8 7 1 0
Wimberley 58 43 14 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 3,769 2,974 781 14

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 775 722 1,497 39.7%
Non-Hispanic 345 328 673 17.9%
Not Specified 842 757 1,599 42.4%
Total 1,962 1,807 3,769 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 1.8%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 53.6%
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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