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
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|Probable Cases||COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|> 80 yrs.||95||60||155||41|
*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||31.0%|
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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