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
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|6,899||44,967||6,156||810||648||833||95||414||11||Reported on Fridays|
|> 80 yrs.||79||58||137||40|
*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||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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