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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 19

Hays County Local Health Department today reports two (2) new COVID-related fatalities; one a San Marcos woman in her 90s and the other a Kyle man in his 70s. Both were hospitalized at the time of their death.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 18 new lab-confirmed cases along with three new hospitalizations and 61 additional recoveries. The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,210; of those, 2,518 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,649. The number of negative tests is 23,221. Schneider is awaiting results on 34 tests.

Hays County has had 131 total hospitalizations and 18 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: Information about 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. That news will be shared once the details are finalized.

August 19 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,210 23,221 34 2,649 2,518 43 131 18

THE TABLE BELOW WAS CORRECTED ON AUGUST 20, 2020; EIGHT NEW FEMALE CASES WERE MISSING FROM THE ORIGINAL TABLE:

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 94 84 178 0
10-19 yrs. 243 189 432 0
20-29 yrs. 1,027 1,002 2,029 0
30-39 yrs. 462 421 883 0
40-49 yrs. 348 291 639 1
50-59 yrs. 254 234 488 5
60-69 yrs. 169 131 300 4
70-79 yrs. 87 86 173 18
> 80 yrs. 44 44 88 15
Total 2,728 2,482 5,210 43

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 48 27 20 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 704 362 338 4
Creedmoor 0
Driftwood 35 20 15 0
Dripping Springs 89 68 20 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,635 885 737 13
Manchaca 8 2 6 0
Maxwell 9 1 8 0
Mountain City 9 6 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,542 1,110 1,411 21
Uhland 15 10 5 0
Wimberley 84 26 57 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,210 2,518 2,649 43

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,225 1,092 2,317 44.5%
Non-Hispanic 480 466 946 18.2%
Not Specified 1,023 924 1,947 37.4%
Total 2,728 2,482 5,210 100.0%

 

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 is on 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. 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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