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Hays County COVID-19 Update November 20

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one (1) new COVID-related fatality, a Kyle man in his 90s. The Health Department also reports 71 new lab-confirmed cases, four (4) new hospitalizations, three (3) hospital discharges and 47 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,193. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,960 with 671 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 865.The number of probable cases is 837. 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 45,783. Hays County has had 418 total hospitalizations; 12 people are currently hospitalized. Ten cases were removed from the cumulative total this week due to duplicates, incorrect county and other issues.

Epidemiologist Greggory Drew said the upcoming holidays are a cause for concern. He urges everyone to consider making holiday plans will help protect the most vulnerable among us.

“We all want to be with family, but we also need to remember that we’re still in a pandemic,” he said. “Our goal as a community should be protecting the elderly and at-risk community; that may include virtual or very limited gatherings.”

Please note, the Hays County Local Health Depart will not send out COVID-19 updates between Nov. 25-29, which will allow our epidemiology team some much needed rest.

November 20 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
6,960 45,783 6,193 865 671 837 96 418 12 10

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 132 136 268 0
10-19 yrs. 494 362 856 0
20-29 yrs. 1,178 1,205 2,383 1
30-39 yrs. 567 527 1094 0
40-49 yrs. 471 409 880 3
50-59 yrs. 341 319 660 11
60-69 yrs. 231 195 426 10
70-79 yrs. 115 123 238 30
> 80 yrs. 95 60 155 41
Total 3,624 3,336 6,960 96

*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 118 25 84 9
Bear Creek 3 0 3 0
Buda 1,068 172 883 13
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 64 13 51 0
Dripping Springs 201 59 139 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,199 292 1,879 28
Manchaca 8 0 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 16 5 10 1
Niederwald 32 2 30 0
San Marcos 3,081 89 2,952 40
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 135 13 120 2
Woodcreek 2 1 1 0
Total 6,960 671 6,193 96

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,661 1,514 3,175 45.6%
Non-Hispanic 911 859 1,770 25.4%
Not Specified 1,052 963 2,015 29.0%
Total 3,624 3,336 6,960 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.6%
Black 2.3%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 66.1%
Not Specified/ Unknown 31.0%

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 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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