Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 45 new lab-confirmed cases, one (1) hospital discharge and 16 additional people now considered recovered.
The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,014. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,616 with 511 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 641.The number of probable cases is 809. 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 41,697. Hays County has had 401 total hospitalizations and nine (9) people are currently hospitalized. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said it’s important for Hays County residents to remember that the coronavirus pandemic is still active.
“We know COVID fatigue is real, but this virus is still very prominent in the Hays County community,” he said. “Before we see an even larger increase, we want everyone to be vigilant. Wear those masks, wash your hands and stay home whenever you can.”
As part of the Hays County Local Health Department’s continuous audit of COVID-19 data, the epidemiology team identified cases that will be removed from the county’s cumulative case count beginning today. Earlier today the county sent out a new release about that process; see that statement here.
November 13 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|> 80 yrs.||75||57||132||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||32.4%|
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.
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