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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 22

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports two COVID-related fatalities; a San Marcos woman in her 80s and a Kyle man in his 60s. The department also reports 165 new lab-confirmed cases along with eight (8) new hospitalizations and six (6) new hospital discharges, along with 166 additional people now considered recovered.

Total lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 9,175 with 1,428 current active cases. Of those 1,892 were active in the last 21 days. There are 67,642 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 7,625. Hays County has had 499 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 27 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 Ian Harris said Hays County residents should take all possible steps to avoid exposure to COVID-19, including washing hands and wearing masks. He added that limited contact with others is also important.

“We strongly recommend staying home when possible, avoiding crowds and large gatherings and holding small holiday get togethers or celebrating virtually,” he said. “It’s up to each of us to do our part to protect the community and our loves ones.”

December 22 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
9,175 67,642 7,625 1,892 1,428 1,084 122 499 27 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 229 211 440 0
10-19 yrs. 654 539 1,193 0
20-29 yrs. 1,446 1,432 2,878 1
30-39 yrs. 772 699 1,471 0
40-49 yrs. 645 568 1,213 4
50-59 yrs. 455 451 906 11
60-69 yrs. 303 279 582 18
70-79 yrs. 152 144 296 36
> 80 yrs. 126 70 196 52
Total 4,782 4,393 9,175 122

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 233 54 170 9
Bear Creek 4 1 3 0
Buda 1,563 271 1,278 14
Creedmoor 3 3 0 0
Driftwood 113 23 90 0
Dripping Springs 382 88 290 4
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 3,025 496 2,489 40
Manchaca 17 8 9 0
Maxwell 14 4 10 0
Mountain City 23 5 17 1
Niederwald 47 11 36 0
San Marcos 3,531 426 3,055 50
Uhland 24 1 23 0
Wimberley 194 37 153 4
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 9,175 1,428 7,625 122

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,265 2,074 4,339 47.3%
Non-Hispanic 1,470 1,383 2,853 31.1%
Not Specified 1,047 936 1,983 21.6%
Total 4,782 4,393 9,175 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 72.5%
Not Specified/ Unknown 24.3%

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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