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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 5, 2020

Hays County Local Health Department today reports three (3) new COVID-related fatalities; one was a female from Kyle in her 60s, one was a female in her 70s from Buda and one was a male in his 80s from Buda. Only the Kyle resident was hospitalized at the time.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 38 new lab-confirmed cases, six (6) new hospitalizations, 11 persons released from the hospital, and 66 additional recoveries.

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 4,969; of those, 2,848 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,088. The number of negative tests is 21,898. Schneider is awaiting results on 52 tests.

“Seeing the case counts declining is good,” Schneider said. “but we need to remain vigilant. We encourage all Hays County residents to continue doing the things they’ve been doing: wearing masks, hand washing and distancing.”

Hays County has had 117 total hospitalizations and 16 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 5 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
4,969 21,898 52 2,088 2,848 34 117 16

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 89 80 169 0
10-19 yrs. 234 177 411 0
20-29 yrs. 1,002 985 1,987 0
30-39 yrs. 443 397 840 0
40-49 yrs. 326 280 606 0
50-59 yrs. 239 219 458 4
60-69 yrs. 156 119 275 4
70-79 yrs. 76 75 151 16
> 80 yrs. 38 34 72 10
Total 2,603 2,366 4,969 34

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 43 27 15 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 659 374 282 3
Driftwood 32 30 2 0
Dripping Springs 79 65 14 0
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,537 925 603 9
Manchaca 8 2 6 0
Maxwell 9 3 6 0
Mountain City 8 5 1 2
Niederwald 29 0 29 0
San Marcos 2,467 1,374 1,075 18
Uhland 15 10 5 0
Wimberley 81 31 49 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 4,969 2,847 2,088 34

 

Ethnicity

Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,160 1,030 2,190 44.1%
Non-Hispanic 450 433 883 17.8%
Not Specified 993 903 1,896 38.2%
Total 2,603 2,366 4,969

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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