Hays County Local Health Department today reports two new COVID-related fatalities, a San Marcos man in his 70s and a Buda woman in her 50s. Both were hospitalized at the time of their death. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reports 15 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, as well as two new hospitalizations, two hospital discharges and 120 additional recoveries.
The County’s total number of lab-confirmed cases is 5,425; of those, 2,117 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 3,258. The number of negative tests is 24,512. Schneider is awaiting results on 24 tests.
“The downward trend in new cases is encouraging,” Schneider said. “Hays County residents are making a difference by staying distanced, washing their hands and wearing masks.”
He added that continuing to slow the spread is vital to getting back to normalcy.
Hays County has had 148 total hospitalizations and 11 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.
September 2 Report
|Lab Confirmed||Negative||Pending||Recovered||Active||Fatalities||Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations|
|> 80 yrs.||47||48||95||18|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|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 local municipality websites also have information.
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