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Hays County COVID-19 Update July 27

Hays County Local Health Department today reports one new COVID-related fatality, a San Marcos woman in her 80s who was hospitalized at the time of her death. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said there are 70 new lab-confirmed cases along with five new hospitalizations and 46 additional recoveries.

“COVID-19 is still here and still spreading in Hays County,” he said. “If you don’t need to go out, stay home. If you go out, the best course of action is frequent hand washing, wearing a mask and staying six feet apart from others.”

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 4,203; of those, 3,000 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 1,178. The number of negative tests is 21,109. Schneider is awaiting results on 66 tests.

Hays County has had 98 hospitalizations; 24 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.

Hays County officials will soon be announcing details of permanent testing sites in the county.

July 27 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
4,203 21,109 66 1,178 3,000 25 98 24

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 74 58 132 0
10-19 yrs. 180 123 303 0
20-29 yrs. 906 897 1,803 0
30-39 yrs. 355 343 698 0
40-49 yrs. 260 219 479 0
50-59 yrs. 201 177 378 4
60-69 yrs. 131 98 229 3
70-79 yrs. 58 55 113 9
> 80 yrs. 35 33 68 9
Total 2,200 2,003 4,203 25

 

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 42 30 11 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 554 404 149 1
Driftwood 29 27 2 0
Dripping Springs 75 62 13 0
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,240 887 348 5
Manchaca 3 2 1 0
Maxwell 6 4 2 0
Mountain City 5 2 1 2
Niederwald 17 10 7 0
San Marcos 2,153 1,521 617 15
Uhland 10 9 1 0
Wimberley 67 41 25 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 4,203 3,000 1,178 25

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 884 818 1702 40.5%
Non-Hispanic 393 363 756 18.0%
Not Specified 923 822 1745 41.5%
Total 2200 2003 4203 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 2.1%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 55.1%
Not Specified/ Unknown 42.3%

*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. The County will report new cases and full demographic data Monday-Friday; any cases from Saturday and Sunday will be included in Monday’s update.

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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