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Hays County COVID-19 Update Nov. 23

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports three (3) new COVID-related fatalities, a Buda man in his 70s and two (2) women from Kyle who were also in their 70s. The Health Department also reports 82 new lab-confirmed cases since Friday, five (5) new hospitalizations, five (5) hospital discharges and 15 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,208. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 7,042 with 735 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 934.The number of probable cases is 850. 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 47,092. Hays County has had 423 total hospitalizations; 12 people are currently hospitalized.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider urges everyone to consider making holiday plans that will help protect the most vulnerable among us, including not traveling, having small group gatherings and virtual celebrations.

“Family is so important, yet we need to consider how we interact with others this holiday season,” he said. “We each need to take actions to protect the elderly and at-risk community.”

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 21-23 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
7,042 47,092 6,208 934 735 850 99 423 12 Reported on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 134 139 273 0
10-19 yrs. 500 370 870 0
20-29 yrs. 1,188 1,211 2,399 1
30-39 yrs. 574 534 1108 0
40-49 yrs. 476 418 894 3
50-59 yrs. 347 322 669 11
60-69 yrs. 232 199 431 10
70-79 yrs. 118 123 241 33
> 80 yrs. 97 60 157 41
Total 3,666 3,376 7,042 99

 

*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 22 87 9
Bear Creek 3 0 3 0
Buda 1,095 198 883 14
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 65 13 52 0
Dripping Springs 210 67 140 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,233 322 1,881 30
Manchaca 8 0 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 16 5 10 1
Niederwald 33 3 30 0
San Marcos 3,090 90 2,960 40
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 136 14 120 2
Woodcreek 2 1 1 0
Total 7,042 735 6,208 99

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,680 1,535 3,215 45.65%
Non-Hispanic 933 876 1,809 25.69%
Not Specified 1,053 965 2,018 28.66%
Total 3,666 3,376 7,042 100.00%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 66.4%
Not Specified/ Unknown 30.7%

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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