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Hays County COVID-19 Update July 16

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 47 new lab-confirmed cases, 40 recoveries, and no new hospitalizations.

“By working as a community, we can slow the spread of this virus,” he said. “We continue to urge all Hays County residents to wear masks in public, wash their hands often, and stay home as much as possible. If you must go out, stay at least six feet away from others.”

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,816; of those, 3,001 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 801. The number of negative tests is 11,124. Schneider is awaiting results on 52 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 if they reside here. 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 16 Report

Lab Confirmed* Negative* Pending** Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
3,816 11,124 52 801 3,001 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. 154 101 255 0
20-29 yrs. 847 863 1,710 0
30-39 yrs. 322 313 635 0
40-49 yrs. 228 195 423 0
50-59 yrs. 179 150 329 1
60-69 yrs. 117 82 199 1
70-79 yrs. 51 45 96 6
> 80 yrs. 32 28 60 6
Total 1,992 1,824 3,816 14

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 33 21 11 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 467 377 89 1
Driftwood 22 20 2 0
Dripping Springs 67 56 11 0
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,089 815 273 1
Manchaca 2 2 0 0
Maxwell 6 5 1 0
Mountain City 4 2 0 2
Niederwald 14 10 4 0
San Marcos 2,042 1,641 393 8
Uhland 8 7 1 0
Wimberley 60 44 15 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 3,816 3,001 801 14

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 790 732 1,522 39.9%
Non-Hispanic 351 331 682 17.9%
Not Specified 851 761 1,612 42.2%
Total 1,992 1,824 3,816 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 1.9%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 53.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 43.9%

*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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