Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one (1) new COVID-related fatality; a Kyle woman in her 60s. The department also reports 66 new lab-confirmed cases, two (2) new hospitalizations, three (3) new hospital discharges and 34 additional people now considered recovered. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,718.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 7,592 with 769 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 1,130. The number of probable cases is 902. The number of negative tests is 52,811. Hays County has had 437 total hospitalizations and nine (9) people are currently hospitalized.
Epidemiologist Eric Schneider urged continued vigilance by all Hays County residents.
“Let’s not allow complacency to cause us to relax our efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus,” he said. “The best way to keep everyone safe is to mask up, stay home when possible, wash our hands and avoid gatherings with groups of people.”
He reminded everyone that COVID-19 testing is available throughout Hays County. Learn more on our website.
December 3 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|7,592||52,811||6,718||1,130||769||902||105||437||9||Reported on Fridays|
|> 80 yrs.||106||62||168||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||28.7%|
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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