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
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|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|
|> 80 yrs.||123||69||192||51|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|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.
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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