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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 20

Hays County Local Health Department today reports two (2) new COVID-related fatalities; both San Marcos males in their 70s.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 20 new lab-confirmed cases along with one new hospitalization, one person discharged from a hospital and 84 additional individuals considered recovered. The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,230; of those, 2,452 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,733. The number of negative tests is 23,287. Schneider is awaiting results on 30 tests.

Hays County has had 132 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: Free COVID-19 testing through the Texas Division of Emergency Management will take place August 24-29 at two locations simultaneously: San Marcos High School and the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle. Testing will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at both sites. For more information, see the this Facebook event.

Information about new permanent test sites operated by the county and its partners at Premiere ER and CommuniCare, will be shared once the details are finalized.

August 20 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,230 23,287 30 2,733 2,452 45 132 18

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 95 85 180 0
10-19 yrs. 244 189 433 0
20-29 yrs. 1.027 1,006 2.033 0
30-39 yrs. 463 422 885 0
40-49 yrs. 348 291 639 1
50-59 yrs. 254 236 490 5
60-69 yrs. 170 132 302 4
70-79 yrs. 88 90 178 20
> 80 yrs. 44 46 90 15
Total 2,733 2,497 5,230 45

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 48 27 20 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 706 352 350 4
Creedmoor 0 0 0 0
Driftwood 35 19 16 0
Dripping Springs 89 67 21 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,638 876 749 13
Manchaca 8 2 6 0
Maxwell 9 1 8 0
Mountain City 9 6 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,555 1,063 1,469 23
Uhland 17 12 5 0
Wimberley 84 26 57 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,230 2,452 2,733 45

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,229 1,101 2,330 44.6%
Non-Hispanic 481 469 950 18.2%
Not Specified 1,023 927 1,950 37.3%
Total 2,733 2,497 5,230 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.5%
Black 2.0%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 61.0%
Not Specified/ Unknown 33.0%

*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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