Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one new COVID-related fatality, a Kyle man in his 60s. The department also reports104 new lab-confirmed cases since Friday, two (2) new hospitalizations, five (5) hospital discharges and 12 additional people now considered recovered.
The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,026. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,720 with 602 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 726.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 42,986. Hays County has had 403 total hospitalizations and six (6) people are currently hospitalized. Epidemiologist Ian Harris said he understands COVID fatigue, but that continued vigilance is necessary.
“COVID is still very prominent in our community,” he said. “With the upcoming holidays, we need everyone to take every precaution they can to slow the spread. Remember, we do this for the most vulnerable among us to protect them.”
November 16 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|6,720||42,986||6,026||726||602||809||92||403||6||Reported on Fridays|
|> 80 yrs.||77||57||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||32.0%|
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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