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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 4, 2020

Hays County Local Health Department today reports two (2) new COVID-related fatalities; both were San Marcos males in their 70s. One was hospitalized at the time of his death. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 38 new lab-confirmed cases, four (4) new hospitalizations, five (5) persons released from the hospital, and 42 additional recoveries.

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 4,931; of those, 2,878 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,022. The number of negative tests is 21,802. Schneider is awaiting results on 43 tests.

“We want to thank everyone who continues to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” Schneider said. “It’s important to recognize we are not out of the woods yet. We strongly urge all Hays County residents to stay home when possible, or if you must go out, stay distanced, wear a mask and wash your hands often.”

Hays County has had 111 total hospitalizations and 21 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.

August 4 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
4,931 21,802 43 2,022 2,878 31 111 21

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 88 79 167 0
10-19 yrs. 233 175 408 0
20-29 yrs. 998 979 1,977 0
30-39 yrs. 440 396 836 0
40-49 yrs. 325 278 603 0
50-59 yrs. 237 217 454 4
60-69 yrs. 154 116 270 3
70-79 yrs. 72 72 144 15
> 80 yrs. 38 34 72 9
Total 2,585 2,346 4,931 31

 

Area

Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 43 27 15 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 653 383 269 1
Driftwood 32 30 2 0
Dripping Springs 79 65 14 0
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,526 927 591 8
Manchaca 8 2 6 0
Maxwell 9 3 6 0
Mountain City 7 4 1 2
Niederwald 29 1 28 0
San Marcos 2,448 1,392 1,038 18
Uhland 15 10 5 0
Wimberley 80 33 46 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 4,931 2,878 2,022 31

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,150 1,025 2,175 44.1%
Non-Hispanic 447 423 870 17.6%
Not Specified 988 898 1,886 38.3%
Total 2,585 2,346 4,931 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 2.0%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 60.3%
Not Specified/ Unknown 37.3%

*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/. 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. 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.

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