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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 16

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 229 new lab-confirmed cases along with 51 additional people now considered recovered. There are no new hospitalizations and no new hospital discharges. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 7,253.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 8,569 with 1,203 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 1,535. The number of probable cases is 1,012. 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 62,379. Hays County has had 465 total hospitalizations and 16 people are currently hospitalized.

According to Epidemiologist Ian Harris, the coronavirus is still actively spreading throughout Hays County.

“We encourage everyone to keep practicing all of the safety precautions especially with the holidays approaching,” he said. “The holidays might not be the same this year, but we want everyone and their families to stay healthy.”

Please note that Curative – the company offering testing around the county – sent two reports to the HCLHD today (one for yesterday, one for today) showing more than 200 new positives over the two-day period. We know it may seem out of keeping with recent trends and that Tuesday’s report of new lab-confirmed cases was low, comparatively. HCLHD wanted to inform our audiences of the reason for the anomaly.

December 16 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
8,569 62,379 7,253 1,535 1,203 1,012 113 465 16 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 204 193 397 0
10-19 yrs. 613 492 1,105 0
20-29 yrs. 1,379 1,359 2,738 1
30-39 yrs. 704 650 1,354 0
40-49 yrs. 594 520 1,114 4
50-59 yrs. 430 423 853 11
60-69 yrs. 285 258 543 13
70-79 yrs. 144 137 281 35
> 80 yrs. 117 67 184 49
Total 4,470 4,099 8,569 113

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 221 74 138 9
Bear Creek 4 1 3 0
Buda 1,439 254 1,171 14
Creedmoor 3 2 1 0
Driftwood 104 21 83 0
Dripping Springs 349 95 250 4
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,784 419 2,328 37
Manchaca 12 3 9 0
Maxwell 10 1 9 0
Mountain City 20 3 16 1
Niederwald 43 8 35 0
San Marcos 3,387 302 3,040 45
Uhland 24 1 23 0
Wimberley 167 19 145 3
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 8,569 1,203 7,253 113

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,077 1,905 3,982 46.5%
Non-Hispanic 1,353 1,259 2,612 30.5%
Not Specified 1,040 935 1,975 23.1%
Total 4,470 4,099 8,569 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 71.3%
Not Specified/ Unknown 25.5%

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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