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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 5-7

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 168 new lab-confirmed cases since Friday, along with four (4) new hospitalizations, eight (8) new hospital discharges and 71 additional people now considered recovered. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,824.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 7,812 with 882 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 1,236. The number of probable cases is 923. 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 55,703. Hays County has had 449 total hospitalizations and 11 people are currently hospitalized.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the coronavirus is still very active in Hays County.

“As we head into the Christmas holiday season, it’s more important than ever to continue washing your hands, wearing masks, social distancing and staying home when possible,” he said. “By doing these things, we can work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the people in our community who are most vulnerable.”

December 5-7 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
7,812 55,703 6,824 1,236 882 923 106 449 11 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 163 173 336 0
10-19 yrs. 563 436 999 0
20-29 yrs. 1,259 1,267 2,526 1
30-39 yrs. 638 594 1,232 0
40-49 yrs. 541 469 1,010 3
50-59 yrs. 395 381 776 11
60-69 yrs. 262 233 495 12
70-79 yrs. 131 135 266 34
> 80 yrs. 109 63 172 45
Total 4,061 3,751 7,812 106

*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 183 65 109 9
Bear Creek 3 0 3 0
Buda 1,307 241 1,052 14
Creedmoor 1 0 1 0
Driftwood 93 29 64 0
Dripping Springs 302 100 198 4
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,539 349 2,156 34
Manchaca 9 1 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 18 2 15 1
Niederwald 36 4 32 0
San Marcos 3,131 71 3,019 41
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 156 20 133 3
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 7,812 882 6,824 106

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,858 1,709 3,567 45.7%
Non-Hispanic 1,150 1,088 2,238 28.6%
Not Specified 1,053 954 2,007 25.7%
Total 4,061 3,751 7,812 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.7%
Black 2.4%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 69.5%
Not Specified/ Unknown 27.4%

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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