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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 14

Hays County Local Health Department today reports three (3) COVID-related fatalities; all three were residents of Kyle. Two were males; one in his 50s the other in his 90s. The other individual was a woman in her 80s. All three were hospitalized at the time of their deaths.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported eight (8) new lab-confirmed cases, one (1) new hospitalization, and 29 additional individuals who are now considered recovered.

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,111; of those, 2,649 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,421. The number of negative tests is 22,801. Schneider is awaiting results on 27 tests.

“While the low number of new cases today is encouraging,” Schneider said, “now is not the time to relax. We all need to continue to work together to slow the spread of the virus.”

Hays County has had 127 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 14 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,111 22,801 27 2,421 2,649 41 127 16

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 93 84 177 0
10-19 yrs. 239 182 421 0
20-29 yrs. 1,019 995 2,014 0
30-39 yrs. 456 409 865 0
40-49 yrs. 339 286 625 1
50-59 yrs. 247 226 473 5
60-69 yrs. 163 126 289 4
70-79 yrs. 86 83 169 17
> 80 yrs. 38 40 78 14
Total 2,680 2,431 5,111 41

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 46 29 16 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 687 366 317 4
Creedmoor 0      
Driftwood 32 29 3 0
Dripping Springs 83 65 17 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,589 900 677 12
Manchaca 8 2 6 0
Maxwell 9 1 8 0
Mountain City 9 6 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,518 1,209 1,289 20
Uhland 15 10 5 0
Wimberley 83 31 51 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,111 2,649 2,421 41

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,199 1,065 2,264 44.3%
Non-Hispanic 467 453 920 18.0%
Not Specified 1,014 913 1,927 37.7%
Total 2,680 2,431 5,111 100.0%

 

Race

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 60.5%

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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