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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 24

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 47 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, which includes Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reports two hospital discharges and 49 additional recoveries.

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,297; of those, 2,423 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,829. The number of negative tests is 23,641. Schneider is awaiting results on 45 tests.

Hays County has had 134 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 is taking place through August 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 24 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,297 23,641 45 2,829 2,423 45 134 18

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 96 86 182 0
10-19 yrs. 250 193 443 0
20-29 yrs. 1,037 1,024 2,061 0
30-39 yrs. 465 427 892 0
40-49 yrs. 352 293 645 1
50-59 yrs. 255 242 497 5
60-69 yrs. 173 132 305 4
70-79 yrs. 90 91 181 20
> 80 yrs. 45 46 91 15
Total 2,763 2,534 5,297 45

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 49 28 20 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 712 348 360 4
Creedmoor 0 0
Driftwood 36 18 18 0
Dripping Springs 90 67 22 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,648 866 769 13
Manchaca 9 3 6 0
Maxwell 9 1 8 0
Mountain City 9 6 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,598 1,046 1,529 23
Uhland 19 13 6 0
Wimberley 86 26 59 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,297 2,423 2,829 45

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,241 1,119 2,360 44.6%
Non-Hispanic 492 477 969 18.3%
Not Specified 1,030 938 1,968 37.2%
Total 2,763 2,534 5,297 100.0%

 

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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