Hays County Local Health Department today reports one (1) new COVID-related fatality. The individual was a Buda man in his 40s who was hospitalized at the time of his death.
Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reports 38 new lab-confirmed cases since Friday’s report along with seven (7) new hospitalizations, one hospital discharge and 53 additional individuals now considered recovered.
The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,050; of those, 2,787 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,228. The number of negative tests is 22,241. Schneider is awaiting results on 52 tests. He noted there are still cases not yet in the recovered category because the health department can only make a certain number of follow-up calls each day, coupled with not being able to reach people to clear them.
“We encourage everyone to continue slowing the spread of the virus by hand washing, social distancing and wearing masks,” Schneider said. “The pandemic isn’t over and it’s not time to relax when it comes to safety.”
Hays County has had 124 total hospitalizations and 20 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 10 Report
|Lab Confirmed||Negative||Pending||Recovered||Active||Fatalities||Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations|
|> 80 yrs.||38||37||75||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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