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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 29

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality; a Buda woman in her 60s. The department also reports 407 new lab-confirmed cases along with 18 new hospitalizations and four (4) new hospital discharges, as well as 221 additional people now considered recovered.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 10,481 with 1,738 current active cases. The County has had 2,286 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 73,843 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 8,618. Hays County has had 545 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 46 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 holiday break: January 1-3.

Epidemiologist Ian Harris said Hays County is experiencing a rapid spread of the virus including more hospitalizations.

“Our best course of action right now, to mitigate fatalities and to avoid shutdowns and closures, is to take this virus seriously and do whatever we can to slow the spread,” he said. “That means staying home unless necessary, avoiding gatherings of people and celebrating New Year’s at home this year. It’s our best chance to get a handle on COVID-19.”

December 29 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
10,481 73,843 8,618 2,286 1,738 1,205 125 545 46 Updated Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 286 261 547 0
10-19 yrs. 751 628 1,379 0
20-29 yrs. 1,686 1,603 3,289 1
30-39 yrs. 872 781 1,653 0
40-49 yrs. 738 649 1,387 4
50-59 yrs. 511 523 1,034 11
60-69 yrs. 350 307 657 19
70-79 yrs. 167 163 330 38
> 80 yrs. 130 75 205 52
Total 5,491 4,990 10,481 125

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 269 64 196 9
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 1,748 353 1,379 16
Creedmoor 3 1 2 0
Driftwood 127 27 100 0
Dripping Springs 431 105 321 5
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 3,249 556 2,653 40
Manchaca 17 6 11 0
Maxwell 15 6 9 0
Mountain City 28 9 18 1
Niederwald 51 11 40 0
San Marcos 4,189 526 3,613 50
Uhland 25 2 23 0
Wimberley 323 72 247 4
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 10,481 1,738 8,618 125

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,542 2,293 4,835 46.1%
Non-Hispanic 1,678 1,569 3,247 31.0%
Not Specified 1,271 1,128 2,399 22.9%
Total 5,491 4,990 10,481 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.1%
Asian 0.7%
Black 2.5%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.7%
Not Specified/ Unknown 26.0%

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. For hospital capacity data, visit this DSHS website page.

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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