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Hays County COVID-19 Update October 28

Hays County Local Health Department reports six (6) new lab-confirmed cases and 69 additional people now considered recovered. There are no new hospitalizations or hospitalization discharges since yesterday’s report.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 5,620. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,103 with 397 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 387.The number of probable cases is 736. 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 35,069. Hays County has had 383 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 28 Report

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

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations
6,103 35,069 5,620 387 397 736 86 383 10

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 103 108 211 0
10-19 yrs. 413 292 705 0
20-29 yrs. 1,107 1,125 2,232 1
30-39 yrs. 505 475 980 0
40-49 yrs. 400 325 725 3
50-59 yrs. 295 271 566 11
60-69 yrs. 197 161 358 9
70-79 yrs. 98 112 210 29
> 80 yrs. 62 54 116 33
Total 3,180 2,923 6,103 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 82 7 67 8
Bear Creek 2 1 1 0
Buda 859 95 753 11
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 46 8 38 0
Dripping Springs 120 22 95 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 1842 122 1697 23
Manchaca 8 0 8 0
Maxwell 10 0 10 0
Mountain City 11 3 7 1
Niederwald 30 1 29 0
San Marcos 2958 124 2796 38
Uhland 22 1 21 0
Wimberley 111 13 96 2
Woodcreek 1 0 1 0
Total 6103 397 5620 86

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1449 1290 2739 44.88%
Non-Hispanic 691 679 1370 22.45%
Not Specified 1040 954 1994 32.67%
Total 3180 2923 6103 100.00%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 62.9%
Not Specified/ Unknown 34.1%

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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