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Hays County COVID-19 Update for December 19-21

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality; a San Marcos woman in her 80s. The department also reports 251 new lab-confirmed cases since Friday’s update along with 12 new hospitalizations and six (6) new hospital discharges, along with 81 additional people now considered recovered.

Total lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 9,010 with 1,431 current active cases. Of those 2,008 were active in the last 21 days. There are 65,841 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 7,459. Hays County has had 491 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 25 people are currently hospitalized.

Please note – the HCLHD will not be reporting COVID case updates during the time Hays County is closed over the upcoming holidays: December 23-27 and January 1-3.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider again warns Hays County residents about the upcoming holidays and COVID-19.

“With our overall case numbers and hospitalizations on the rise,” he said, “it is imperative that we all take the virus seriously and work to slow the spread. By reimagining holiday celebrations and by staying away from large gatherings of people, we can work on reversing the current upward trend.”

December 19-21 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
9,010 65,841 7,459 2,008 1,431 1,063 120 491 25 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 222 202 424 0
10-19 yrs. 641 528 1,169 0
20-29 yrs. 1,436 1,418 2,854 1
30-39 yrs. 747 688 1,435 0
40-49 yrs. 630 555 1,185 4
50-59 yrs. 452 441 893 11
60-69 yrs. 297 270 567 17
70-79 yrs. 150 141 291 36
> 80 yrs. 123 69 192 51
Total 4,698 4,312 9,010 120

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 228 66 153 9
Bear Creek 4 1 3 0
Buda 1,525 276 1,235 14
Creedmoor 2 2 0 0
Driftwood 111 27 84 0
Dripping Springs 375 99 272 4
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 2,961 502 2,420 39
Manchaca 13 4 9 0
Maxwell 13 4 9 0
Mountain City 22 4 17 1
Niederwald 46 11 35 0
San Marcos 3,493 399 3,045 49
Uhland 24 1 23 0
Wimberley 191 35 152 4
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 9,010 1,431 7,459 120

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,206 2,031 4,237 47.0%
Non-Hispanic 1,448 1,350 2,798 31.1%
Not Specified 1,044 931 1,975 21.9%
Total 4,698 4,312 9,010 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.0%
Asian 0.7%
Black 2.5%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 72.0%
Not Specified/ Unknown 24.8%

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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