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Hays County COVID-19 Update October 6

Hays County Local Health Department reports 30 new lab-confirmed cases along with 63 additional people now considered recovered. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 4,802. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 5,995 with 1,138 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 339.

The number of probable cases is 732. To be more in line with how the test results are being reported by the state health department, HCLHD will begin reporting the probable cases separately in our COVID-19 updates. The probable cases are from April through early October. See the full Case Criteria Definitions at the end of this report.

The number of negative tests is 28,914. Hays County has had 346 total hospitalizations and nine (9) 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.

October 6 Report

Lab-Confirmed Negative
Tests
Recovered Cases Active Last 21 days Active
All Cases
Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
5,995 28,914 4,802 339 1,138 732 55 346 9

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 103 96 199 0
10-19 yrs. 391 285 676 0
20-29 yrs. 1,125 1,135 2,260 0
30-39 yrs. 501 463 964 0
40-49 yrs. 383 315 698 1
50-59 yrs. 280 266 546 7
60-69 yrs. 191 150 341 6
70-79 yrs. 100 102 202 23
> 80 yrs. 58 51 109 18
Total 3,132 2,863 5,995 55

*The Hays County Local Health Department contacts and follows up with every person who tests positive for COVID-19 to ensure they, or other household contacts, are not still contagious before moving them into the “Recovered” category. HCLHD does not clear people based on a calendar, because some individuals can be symptomatic and contagious for many weeks. Also, if a person has multiple family members who are household contacts, it is possible for the virus to last in that household for a period of months until everyone is symptom free.

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 62 13 48 1
Bear Creek 2 1 1 0
Buda 795 198 591 6
Creedmoor 0 0 0 0
Driftwood 41 12 29 0
Dripping Springs 103 51 51 1
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,782 585 1,183 14
Manchaca 9 3 6 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 12 5 5 2
Niederwald 32 1 31 0
San Marcos 3,028 251 2,747 30
Uhland 20 6 14 0
Wimberley 99 11 87 1
Woodcreek 1 1 0 0
Total 5,995 1,138 4,802 55

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,366 1,236 2,602 43.4%
Non-Hispanic 581 563 1,144 19.1%
Not Specified 1,185 1,064 2,249 37.5%
Total 3,132 2,863 5,995 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.6%
Black 2.2%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 60.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 36.4%

NOTE: 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/. 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. Several local school districts also have their own COVID-19 dashboards as does Texas State University.

Case Criteria

Confirmed: A case that is laboratory confirmed using a molecular diagnostic test (for example: PCR, Curative RCT-PCR, and Abbott ID Now RCT-PCR)

Probable: A case that:

  • Using a method approved or authorized by the FDA or designated authority, meets presumptive laboratory evidence of
    • Detection of specific antigen (Ag) in a clinical specimen, OR
    • Detection of a specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood indicative of a new or recent infection 
  • AND meets clinical criteria

OR

  • Meets vital records criteria (death certificate lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death) with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.

Clinical criteria:

  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new olfactory and taste disorder(s); OR
  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing; OR
  • Severe respiratory illness with at least one of the following:
    • Clinical or radiographic evidence of pneumonia, or
    • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

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