Hays County Local Health Department today reports 39 new lab-confirmed cases since Friday’s update, meaning that is a three-day total. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported one new hospitalization and 42 additional recoveries.
The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,150; of those, 2,646 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,463. The number of negative tests is 22,971. Schneider is awaiting results on 39 tests.
“Our area is trending lower and that’s a good thing,” Schneider said, “but we still have a long way to go. We continue urging Hays County community members to wear masks, wash hands and stay distanced from others. These are simple, easy things we can do together to help slow the spread of the virus.”
Hays County has had 128 total hospitalizations and 17 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 17 Report
|Lab Confirmed||Negative||Pending||Recovered||Active||Fatalities||Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations|
|> 80 yrs.||38||40||78||14|
|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/. Schneider also said the COVID-19 Dashboard has the option to see the stats broken down by individual cities. 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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