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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 1

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports two (2) new COVID-related fatalities, a San Marcos woman in her 80s and a Wimberley woman in her 70s. The Health Department also reports 51 new lab-confirmed cases, four (4) new hospital discharges and 102 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,606. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 7,429 with 719 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 1,040. The number of probable cases is 892. 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 52,059. Hays County has had 434 total hospitalizations and 12 people are currently hospitalized. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the coronavirus is still very active in Hays County.

“As the holidays approach we want to keep encouraging the community to wear masks, wash your hands and to stay home if possible,” he said. “Doing these things not only protect you but can protect those around you.”

December 1 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
7,429 52,059 6,606 1,040 719 892 104 434 12 Reported on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 151 151 302 0
10-19 yrs. 534 397 931 0
20-29 yrs. 1,225 1,238 2,463 1
30-39 yrs. 609 559 1,168 0
40-49 yrs. 505 450 955 3
50-59 yrs. 374 353 727 11
60-69 yrs. 250 215 465 10
70-79 yrs. 124 129 253 34
> 80 yrs. 103 62 165 45
Total 3,875 3,554 7,429 104

*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 147 37 101 9
Bear Creek 3 0 3 0
Buda 1,197 186 997 14
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 83 19 64 0
Dripping Springs 258 86 169 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,381 296 2,052 33
Manchaca 9 1 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 17 3 13 1
Niederwald 34 3 31 0
San Marcos 3,116 68 3,007 41
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 149 20 126 3
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 7,429 719 6,606 104

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,774 1,612 3,386 45.6%
Non-Hispanic 1,044 973 2,017 27.2%
Not Specified 1,057 969 2,026 27.3%
Total 3,875 3,554 7,429 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 67.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 29.3%

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 COVID-19 Dashboard has the option to see the stats broken down by individual cities. After selecting “View Cities Dashboard”, use the drop-down menu to search by city. 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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