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Hays County COVID-19 Update August 28

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 21 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reports one new hospitalization, four hospital discharges and 51 additional recoveries. The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,361; of those, 2,348 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,967. The number of negative tests is 24,021. Schneider is awaiting results on 31 tests.

Hays County has had 143 total hospitalizations and 14 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.

Schneider reminds the public that free COVID-19 testing is happening Saturday, Aug. 29, at San Marcos High School and the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at both sites. For more information, see this Facebook event.

August 28 Report

Lab Confirmed Negative Pending Recovered Active Fatalities Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,361 24,021 31 2,967 2,348 46 143 14

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 97 86 183 0
10-19 yrs. 257 199 456 0
20-29 yrs. 1045 1034 2079 0
30-39 yrs. 472 430 902 0
40-49 yrs. 358 297 655 1
50-59 yrs. 259 244 503 5
60-69 yrs. 174 135 309 4
70-79 yrs. 91 91 182 20
> 80 yrs. 46 46 92 16
Total 2799 2562 5361 46

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 53 30 22 1
Bear Creek 1 0 1 0
Buda 723 354 365 4
Creedmoor 0 0 0
Driftwood 36 16 20 0
Dripping Springs 91 65 25 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,662 866 783 13
Manchaca 9 3 6 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 10 7 1 2
Niederwald 30 0 30 0
San Marcos 2,630 966 1,640 24
Uhland 19 13 6 0
Wimberley 87 27 59 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,361 2,348 2,967 46

 

Ethnicity

Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,260 1,130 2,390 44.6%
Non-Hispanic 503 484 987 18.4%
Not Specified 1,036 948 1,984 37.0%
Total 2,799 2,562 5,361 100.0%

 

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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