Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports three new COVID-related fatalities; a Kyle man in 90s, a Kyle man in 80s and a Kyle woman in her 80s.
The department also reports 281 new lab-confirmed cases, eight (8) new hospitalizations and six (6) hospital discharges since Nov. 24. The department also reported 214 additional people now considered recovered. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,504.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 7,378 with 772 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 1,071. The number of probable cases is 886. 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 51,690. Hays County has had 434 total hospitalizations; 16 people are currently hospitalized.
Epidemiologist Ian Harris said he is grateful to those who continue to stay home unless necessary, wear masks and stay distanced in public and wash their hands frequently, as well as those who opted for virtual Thanksgiving celebrations.
“While we are all a bit fatigued from COVID,” he said, “it’s critical that we continue to keep our community safe and slow the spread of the virus. We do these things for each other and those among us who are vulnerable.”
November 25-30 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|7,378||51,690||6,504||1,071||772||886||102||434||16||Reported on Fridays|
|> 80 yrs.||103||62||165||44|
*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||29.5%|
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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