Hays County Local Health Department today reports 18 new lab-confirmed cases. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported three (3) new hospitalizations, one (1) person released from the hospital, and 53 additional recoveries.
The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 4,315; of those, 2,861 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 1,426. The number of negative tests is 21,521. Schneider is awaiting results on 42 tests.
“Today’s numbers may look encouraging, but the COVID-19 pandemic is not over,” Schneider said. “It’s still critical that everyone in Hays County is working together to slow the spread. Wash your hands, wear a mask and stay distanced from others. Avoiding large groups and get-togethers is also a key method for slowing down this virus.”
Hays County has had 105 hospitalizations and 25 people are currently hospitalized; no change from yesterday. 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.
Reminder: 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.
July 31 Report
|Lab Confirmed||Negative||Pending||Recovered||Active||Fatalities||Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations|
|> 80 yrs.||35||33||68||9|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||48.3%|
*Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.
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. In addition, Schneider said the COVID-19 Dashboard has a new function. By opening up the full dashboard, users can click the top right corner on the main page to find an option to see the stats broken down by each individual city. After selecting “View Cities Dashboard”, use the drop-down menu to search by city.
Hays County officials will soon be announcing details of permanent testing sites in the county.
Schneider reminds 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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