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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 18

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 42 new lab-confirmed cases. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 125 additional recoveries.

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,192; of those, 2,563 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,588. The number of negative tests is 23,092. Schneider is awaiting results on 41 tests.

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.

NOTE: New testing sites, including several permanently operated by the county and its partners at Premiere ER and CommuniCare, as well as additional mobile testing by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, will be coming soon. Information will be shared once all of the details are finalized.

August 18 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,192 23,092 41 2,588 2,563 41 128 17

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 94 84 178 0
10-19 yrs. 241 188 429 0
20-29 yrs. 1,025 999 2,024 0
30-39 yrs. 462 419 881 0
40-49 yrs. 348 290 638 1
50-59 yrs. 254 233 487 5
60-69 yrs. 168 130 298 4
70-79 yrs. 87 86 173 17
> 80 yrs. 41 43 84 14
Total 2,720 2,472 5,192 41

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 46 27 18 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 700 365 331 4
Creedmoor 0 0 0 0
Driftwood 35 21 14 0
Dripping Springs 89 69 19 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,630 896 722 12
Manchaca 8 2 6 0
Maxwell 9 1 8 0
Mountain City 9 6 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,536 1,139 1,377 20
Uhland 15 10 5 0
Wimberley 83 26 56 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,192 2,563 2,588 41

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,221 1,088 2,309 44.5%
Non-Hispanic 477 464 941 18.1%
Not Specified 1,022 920 1,942 37.4%
Total 2,720 2,472 5,192 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 60.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 36.8%

*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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