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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 15

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports six COVID-related fatalities that were reported to the department today; three women from Kyle; two in their 90s and one in her 60s along with three men from San Marcos; one in his 40s, one in his 60s and one in his 90s. These fatalities occurred between December 3-15.

HCLHD also reports 27 new lab-confirmed cases, along with two (2) new hospitalizations and two (2) new hospital discharges. The department also reports 275 new recoveries. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 7,202. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 8,340 with 1,025 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from the past 21 days is 1,361.

The number of probable cases is 997. 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 60,630. Hays County has had 465 total hospitalizations and 16 people are currently hospitalized.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said Hays County residents should remember that we are still in a global pandemic.

“This virus is actively spreading in our communities,” he said. “By taking safety measures seriously we can slow it down, but it will take all of us working together.”

He added that staying home as much as possible, washing hands, wearing masks and staying away from gatherings of people can help protect Hays County residents, especially the most vulnerable among us.

“It may mean a smaller Christmas celebration and staying home,” Schneider said. “But I believe that is better than spending time in the hospital in the new year.”

December 15 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
8,340 60,630 7,202 1,361 1,025 997 113 465 16 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 194 187 381 0
10-19 yrs. 601 472 1,073 0
20-29 yrs. 1,344 1,335 2,679 1
30-39 yrs. 680 632 1,312 0
40-49 yrs. 577 505 1,082 4
50-59 yrs. 419 410 829 11
60-69 yrs. 275 248 523 13
70-79 yrs. 142 136 278 35
> 80 yrs. 116 67 183 49
Total 4,348 3,992 8,340 113

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 207 64 134 9
Bear Creek 4 1 3 0
Buda 1,407 229 1,164 14
Creedmoor 3 2 1 0
Driftwood 99 21 78 0
Dripping Springs 331 85 242 4
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,710 352 2,321 37
Manchaca 11 2 9 0
Maxwell 9 0 9 0
Mountain City 19 2 16 1
Niederwald 41 6 35 0
San Marcos 3,307 233 3,029 45
Uhland 23 0 23 0
Wimberley 167 28 136 3
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 8,340 1,025 7,202 113

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,014 1,847 3,861 46.3%
Non-Hispanic 1,300 1,213 2,513 30.1%
Not Specified 1,034 932 1,966 23.6%
Total 4,348 3,992 8,340 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.8%
Black 2.4%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.8%
Not Specified/ Unknown 26.0%

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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