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Hays County Full COVID-19 Update December 17 CORRECTED

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

Lab-Confirmed Negative
Tests
Recovered Cases Active Last 21 days Active
All Cases
Probable Cases COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
8,720 63,378 7,413 1,686 1,191 1,031 116 472 15 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 208 197 405 0
10-19 yrs. 624 502 1,126 0
20-29 yrs. 1,402 1,381 2,783 1
30-39 yrs. 717 668 1,385 0
40-49 yrs. 602 530 1,132 4
50-59 yrs. 434 432 866 11
60-69 yrs. 291 263 554 15
70-79 yrs. 145 139 284 36
> 80 yrs. 118 67 185 49
Total 4,541 4,179 8,720 116

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 224 70 145 9
Bear Creek 4 1 3 0
Buda 1,475 242 1,219 14
Creedmoor 3 2 1 0
Driftwood 107 22 85 0
Dripping Springs 359 89 266 4
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,850 425 2,387 38
Manchaca 12 3 9 0
Maxwell 12 3 9 0
Mountain City 20 2 17 1
Niederwald 43 8 35 0
San Marcos 3,417 310 3,061 46
Uhland 24 1 23 0
Wimberley 168 13 151 4
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 8,720 1,191 7,413 116

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,119 1,954 4,073 46.7%
Non-Hispanic 1,379 1,287 2,666 30.6%
Not Specified 1,043 938 1,981 22.7%
Total 4,541 4,179 8,720 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 71.5%
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.

A COVID-19 Fact Sheet is on the County website: https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-fact-sheet/. 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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