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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 2

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 97 new lab-confirmed cases, one (1) new hospitalization, three (3) new hospital discharges and 78 additional people now considered recovered. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,684.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 7,526 with 738 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 1,137. The number of probable cases is 898. 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 52,415. Hays County has had 435 total hospitalizations and 10 people are currently hospitalized. According to Epidemiologist Ian Harris, the coronavirus is still very active in Hays County.

“It’s easy to get complacent and forget to practice the recommended safety precautions,” he said. “We encourage everyone to keep wearing their masks and doing their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

December 2 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
7,526 52,415 6,684 1,137 738 898 104 435 10 Reported on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 153 152 305 0
10-19 yrs. 542 406 948 0
20-29 yrs. 1,234 1,250 2,484 1
30-39 yrs. 618 569 1,187 0
40-49 yrs. 515 455 970 3
50-59 yrs. 379 361 740 11
60-69 yrs. 253 218 471 10
70-79 yrs. 125 130 255 34
> 80 yrs. 104 62 166 45
Total 3,923 3,603 7,526 104

*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 154 40 105 9
Bear Creek 3 0 3 0
Buda 1,219 190 1,015 14
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 84 20 64 0
Dripping Springs 271 89 179 3
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,418 303 2,082 33
Manchaca 9 1 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 17 1 15 1
Niederwald 35 3 32 0
San Marcos 3,132 72 3,019 41
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 149 19 127 3
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 7,526 738 6,684 104

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,796 1,627 3,423 45.5%
Non-Hispanic 1,067 1,005 2,072 27.5%
Not Specified 1,060 971 2,031 27.0%
Total 3,923 3,603 7,526 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.7%
Black 2.3%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 68.1%
Not Specified/ Unknown 28.9%

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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