Hays County Local Health Department today reports 23 new lab-confirmed cases along with one person released from the hospital and 49 additional individuals now considered recovered.
Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,012; of those, 2,803 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,175. The number of negative tests is 22,226. Schneider is awaiting results on 41 tests.
“Over the past week, our daily case counts have shown a downward trend,” Schneider said. “That is good thing, but we shouldn’t rest on our laurels; COVID-19 isn’t over. We need everyone to keep washing their hands, wearing masks and staying distanced from others. Stay home if you can. These are the things that help slow the spread of the virus.”
Hays County has had 117 total hospitalizations and 15 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 7 Report
|Lab Confirmed||Negative||Pending||Recovered||Active||Fatalities||Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations|
|> 80 yrs.||38||36||74||10|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||37.1%|
*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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