NOTE: The full report for Dec. 17, issued Dec. 18, had an incorrect number of active cases and recoveries.
This report corrects those numbers.
Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports three COVID-related fatalities; a Kyle man in his 60s, a San Marcos man in his 60s and a Wimberley man in his 70s. The department also reports 151 new lab-confirmed cases, seven (7) new hospitalizations and eight (8) new hospital discharges, along with 94 additional people now considered recovered.
Total lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 8,720 with 1,257 current active cases. Of those 1,686 were active in the last 21 days. There are 63,378 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 7,347. Hays County has had 472 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 15 people are currently hospitalized.
According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, active cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Hays County.
“We are experiencing the trend of higher numbers of virus cases seen in other areas of Central Texas,” he said. “The only way for us to get a handle on COVID-19 is to reduce our exposure as a community. That means limited outings, no large gatherings and continuing to wear masks and wash our hands.”
December 17 Complete Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|Probable Cases||COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|8,720||63,378||7,413||1,686||1,191||1,031||116||472||15||Conducted on Fridays|
|> 80 yrs.||118||67||185||49|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||25.4%|
NOTE: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.
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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