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Hays County COVID-19 Update October 27

Hays County Local Health Department reports 23 new lab-confirmed cases, one (1) new hospitalization, two (2) hospitalization discharges and 68 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 5,830. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,376 with 460 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 339.The number of probable cases is 786. To be more in line with how the test results are being reported by the state health department, HCLHD is now reporting the probable cases separately in our COVID-19 updates. See the full Case Criteria Definitions at the end of this report.

The number of negative tests is 34,830. Hays County has had 371 total hospitalizations and 10 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 27 Report

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

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
6,376 34,830 5,830 339 460 786 86 371 10

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 109 108 217 0
10-19 yrs. 421 302 723 0
20-29 yrs. 1,159 1,176 2,335 1
30-39 yrs. 534 502 1,036 0
40-49 yrs. 413 337 750 3
50-59 yrs. 309 284 593 11
60-69 yrs. 205 169 374 9
70-79 yrs. 109 113 222 29
> 80 yrs. 68 58 126 33
Total 3,327 3,049 6,376 86

*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 79 5 66 8
Bear Creek 2 1 1 0
Buda 884 90 783 11
Creedmoor 0 0 0 0
Driftwood 48 14 34 0
Dripping Springs 123 34 86 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1,905 276 1,606 23
Manchaca 9 2 7 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 13 6 6 1
Niederwald 32 1 31 0
San Marcos 3,133 29 3,066 38
Uhland 21 1 20 0
Wimberley 117 1 114 2
Woodcreek 1 0 1 0
Total 6,376 460 5,830 86

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,460 1,316 2,776 43.5%
Non-Hispanic 656 637 1,293 20.3%
Not Specified 1,211 1,096 2,307 36.2%
Total 3,327 3,049 6,376 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.6%
Black 2.4%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 63.2%
Not Specified/ Unknown 33.8%

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, Currative 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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