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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 21

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 20 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases along with two (2) new hospitalizations and 47 additional recoveries.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,250; of those, 2,425 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,780. The number of negative tests is 23,411. Schneider is awaiting results on 37 tests.

Hays County has had 134 total hospitalizations and 20 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 21 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,250 23,411 37 2,780 2,425 45 134 20

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 96 86 182 0
10-19 yrs. 246 189 435 0
20-29 yrs. 1,031 1,012 2,043 0
30-39 yrs. 463 423 886 0
40-49 yrs. 348 293 641 1
50-59 yrs. 255 236 491 5
60-69 yrs. 171 132 303 4
70-79 yrs. 89 90 179 20
> 80 yrs. 44 46 90 15
Total 2,743 2,507 5,250 45

 

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 48 27 20 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 708 350 354 4
Creedmoor 0 0 0 0
Driftwood 36 19 17 0
Dripping Springs 89 67 21 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,643 870 760 13
Manchaca 9 3 6 0
Maxwell 9 1 8 0
Mountain City 9 6 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,565 1,043 1,499 23
Uhland 17 11 6 0
Wimberley 85 27 57 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,250 2,425 2,780 45

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,231 1,104 2,335 44.5%
Non-Hispanic 485 471 956 18.2%
Not Specified 1,027 932 1,959 37.3%
Total 2,743 2,507 5,250 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 60.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 36.7%

*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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