Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 99 new lab-confirmed cases, four (4) new hospitalizations and two (2) hospital discharges since Tuesday’s report. No update was released on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Health Department also reports 29 additional people now considered recovered.
The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,012. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,585 with 482 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 618.The number of probable cases is 799. HCLHD reports probable cases separately in our COVID-19 updates. See the full Case Criteria Definitions on our website.
The number of negative tests is 40,880. Hays County has had 401 total hospitalizations and 10 people are currently hospitalized. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the county is seeing an uptick in new cases and wants to remind residents that the coronavirus pandemic is still happening and affecting people right here in Hays County.
“As we see new case numbers begin to rise again, it’s time to reiterate that the best methods for slowing the spread of COVID-19 include hand washing, staying distanced from others outside your household and wearing a mask in public,” he said. “Now is not the time to relax. Now is the time to recommit our efforts to ensuring we do everything we can to protect the most vulnerable in our community.”
November 11-12 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations|
|> 80 yrs.||74||60||134||37|
*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|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||32.6%|
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.
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