Hays County Local Health Department today reports three COVID-related fatalities; all were in their 70s and were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. One male and one female were from San Marcos, the other was a man from Kyle.
The health department also reports 49 new lab-confirmed cases, 29 recoveries, two new hospitalizations and one person discharged from the hospital.
“We’re encouraged by seeing fewer cases reported over the past several days but want to remind everyone this is far from over,” he said. “COVID-19 is still very active in Hays County and we all need to help to slow the spread.”
Schneider reminds everyone to continue wearing masks, washing hands and staying distanced while in public.
The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,865; of those, 3,018 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 830. The number of negative tests is 11,197. Schneider is awaiting results on 52 tests.
Hays County has had 80 total hospitalizations; 20 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.
As noted in an earlier news release, Hays County has suspended weekend reporting of new COVID-19 cases. See that release here: https://hayscountytx.com/2020/07/17/hays-county-to-suspend-weekend-covid-reporting/
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 17 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.||32||28||60||6|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||43.4%|
*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 a day, Monday-Friday.
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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