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Hays County COVID-19 Update November 24

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

Lab-Confirmed Negative
Tests
Recovered Cases Active Last 21 days Active
All Cases
Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
7,097 48,164 6,290 945 708 866 99 426 14 Reported on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 134 141 275 0
10-19 yrs. 501 373 874 0
20-29 yrs. 1,193 1,213 2,406 1
30-39 yrs. 579 537 1,116 0
40-49 yrs. 482 421 903 3
50-59 yrs. 353 326 679 11
60-69 yrs. 235 204 439 10
70-79 yrs. 121 123 244 33
> 80 yrs. 100 61 161 41
Total 3,698 3,399 7,097 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 119 21 89 9
Bear Creek 3 0 3 0
Buda 1,110 190 906 14
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 65 10 55 0
Dripping Springs 216 68 145 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,262 320 1,912 30
Manchaca 8 0 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 16 5 10 1
Niederwald 33 3 30 0
San Marcos 3,092 76 2,976 40
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 138 14 122 2
Woodcreek 2 1 1 0
Total 7,097 708 6,290 99

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,695 1,547 3,242 45.68%
Non-Hispanic 949 886 1,835 25.86%
Not Specified 1,054 966 2,020 28.46%
Total 3,698 3,399 7,097 100.00%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.6%
Black 2.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
White 66.7%
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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