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
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|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|
|> 80 yrs.||103||62||165||45|
*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||29.3%|
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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