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Hays County COVID-19 Update November 19

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports two (2) new COVID-related fatalities, a Kyle man in his 90s and an Austin man in his 80s. The Health Department also reports 66 new lab-confirmed cases, four (4) new hospitalizations, two (2) hospital discharges and 32 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,156. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,899 with 648 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 810.The number of probable cases is 833. 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 44,967. Hays County has had 414 total hospitalizations and 11 people are currently hospitalized. According to Epidemiologist Ian Harris, the coronavirus is still very active in Hays County. He reminds the community to not get complacent and to continue practicing all the recommended safety precautions.

“As the holidays approach, it is important that we remember to continue washing our hands, staying distanced and wearing masks around others – even extended family members – to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

November 19 Report

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

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
6,899 44,967 6,156 810 648 833 95 414 11 Reported on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 131 136 267 0
10-19 yrs. 493 362 855 0
20-29 yrs. 1,175 1,203 2,378 1
30-39 yrs. 563 522 1,085 0
40-49 yrs. 468 404 872 3
50-59 yrs. 336 316 652 11
60-69 yrs. 228 193 421 10
70-79 yrs. 110 122 232 30
> 80 yrs. 79 58 137 40
Total 3,583 3,316 6,899 95

*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 119 29 81 9
Bear Creek 3 0 3 0
Buda 1,054 168 873 13
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 64 14 50 0
Dripping Springs 190 59 128 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,164 266 1,871 27
Manchaca 8 0 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 16 5 10 1
Niederwald 32 2 30 0
San Marcos 3,079 90 2,949 40
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 135 14 119 2
Woodcreek 2 1 1 0
Total 6,899 648 6,156 95

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,646 1,497 3,143 45.6%
Non-Hispanic 880 845 1,725 25.0%
Not Specified 1,057 974 2,031 29.4%
Total 3,583 3,316 6,899 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 65.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 31.2%

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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