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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 10

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 103 new lab-confirmed cases along with one (1) new hospitalization and four (4) new hospital discharges. No additional people are considered recovered since Wednesday’s update. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,960.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 8,049 with 982 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 1,256. The number of probable cases is 958. The number of negative tests is 57,909. Hays County has had 453 total hospitalizations and nine (9) people are currently hospitalized. Texas Department of State Health Services reports the hospitalization rates across the state, which can be found here: https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/0d8bdf9be927459d9cb11b9eaef6101f

Epidemiologist Ian Harris said the increase of COVID-19 cases in Hays County, while expected after Thanksgiving, means the virus is still actively spreading throughout the county.

“Even though we may be fatigued from coronavirus, we can’t let our guard down,” he said. “We need to continue doing everything we can to protect each other and slow the spread.”

He recommends making this year’s holiday plans centered around small gatherings or, preferably, virtual celebrations.

December 10 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
8,049 57,909 6,960 1,256 982 958 107 453 9 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 180 180 360 0
10-19 yrs. 583 451 1,034 0
20-29 yrs. 1,288 1,295 2,583 1
30-39 yrs. 657 615 1,272 0
40-49 yrs. 558 481 1,039 3
50-59 yrs. 408 392 800 11
60-69 yrs. 268 239 507 12
70-79 yrs. 139 137 276 34
> 80 yrs. 114 64 178 46
Total 4,195 3,854 8,049 107

*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 195 76 110 9
Bear Creek 4 1 3 0
Buda 1,346 238 1,094 14
Creedmoor 2 1 1 0
Driftwood 94 29 65 0
Dripping Springs 314 99 211 4
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,614 356 2,224 34
Manchaca 10 2 8 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 19 3 15 1
Niederwald 39 6 33 0
San Marcos 3,220 150 3,028 42
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 158 21 134 3
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 8,049 982 6,960 107

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 1,923 1,763 3,686 45.8%
Non-Hispanic 1,217 1,136 2,353 29.2%
Not Specified 1,055 955 2,010 25.0%
Total 4,195 3,854 8,049 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.0%
Not Specified/ Unknown 26.9%

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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