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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 11, 2020

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 16 new lab-confirmed cases along with one hospital discharge and 67 additional individuals now considered recovered.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,066; of those, 2,736 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,295. The number of negative tests is 22,518. Schneider is awaiting results on 38 tests.

“Decreasing cases are a good thing,” Schneider said. “but we know this pandemic isn’t over. Everyone needs to continue taking all the necessary safety precautions to continue to slow the spread of the virus.”

Hays County has had 124 total hospitalizations and 19 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 11 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,066 22,518 38 2,295 2,736 35 124 19

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 92 82 174 0
10-19 yrs. 236 181 417 0
20-29 yrs. 1,015 992 2,007 0
30-39 yrs. 454 408 862 0
40-49 yrs. 336 284 620 1
50-59 yrs. 243 223 466 4
60-69 yrs. 159 123 282 4
70-79 yrs. 82 80 162 16
> 80 yrs. 38 38 76 10
Total 2,655 2,411 5,066 35

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 46 30 15 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 681 374 303 4
Creedmoor 0  0 0
Driftwood 32 29 3 0
Dripping Springs 81 66 15 0
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,569 921 639 9
Manchaca 8 2 6 0
Maxwell 9 3 6 0
Mountain City 9 6 1 2
Niederwald 30 1 29 0
San Marcos 2,501 1,261 1,222 18
Uhland 15 10 5 0
Wimberley 83 32 50 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,066 2,736 2,295 35

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,186 1,053 2,239 44.2%
Non-Hispanic 461 447 908 17.9%
Not Specified 1,008 911 1,919 37.9%
Total 2,655 2,411 5,066 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 1.9%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 60.6%
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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