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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 26

Hays County Local Health Department today reports one (1) new COVID-related fatality, a woman from San Marcos in her 80s who was hospitalized at the time of her death.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reports 14 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, four (4) new hospitalizations, four (4) hospital discharges and 27 additional recoveries.

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,322; of those, 2,379 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,897. The number of negative tests is 23,782. Schneider is awaiting results on 29 tests.

Hays County has had 142 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: 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 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 26 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,322 23,782 29 2,897 2,379 46 142 17

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 96 86 182 0
10-19 yrs. 250 195 445 0
20-29 yrs. 1,041 1,027 2,068 0
30-39 yrs. 465 430 895 0
40-49 yrs. 355 296 651 1
50-59 yrs. 258 243 501 5
60-69 yrs. 173 133 306 4
70-79 yrs. 91 91 182 20
> 80 yrs. 46 46 92 16
Total 2,775 2,547 5,322 46

 

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 52 31 20 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 716 350 362 4
Creedmoor 0  0  0
Driftwood 36 16 20 0
Dripping Springs 90 65 24 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,654 862 779 13
Manchaca 9 3 6 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 10 7 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,609 1,005 1,580 24
Uhland 19 13 6 0
Wimberley 86 26 59 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,322 2,379 2,897 46

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,246 1,125 2,371 44.6%
Non-Hispanic 497 480 977 18.4%
Not Specified 1,032 942 1,974 37.1%
Total 2,775 2,547 5,322 100.0%

 

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 36.8%

*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 local municipality websites also have information.

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