Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 55 new lab-confirmed cases today, three (3) new hospitalizations and one (1) hospital discharge. The department also reported 82 additional people now considered recovered.
The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,290. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 7,097 with 708 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 945.The number of probable cases is 866. 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 48,164. Hays County has had 426 total hospitalizations; 14 people are currently hospitalized.
Epidemiologist Eric Schneider urges everyone to take extra precautions this Thanksgiving to help protect the most vulnerable among us, including not traveling, having small outdoor gatherings or virtual celebrations.
“Even though it is strongly discouraged, we know people are going to gather with family and friends over the next few days,” he said. “While a virtual Thanksgiving is not ideal, it will lessen the chances of a potential Christmas in the ICU, particularly for elderly relatives and those with health conditions. We want everyone to stay safe.”
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 24 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|7,097||48,164||6,290||945||708||866||99||426||14||Reported on Fridays|
|> 80 yrs.||100||61||161||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|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||0.0%|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||30.4%|
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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