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
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|> 80 yrs.||130||75||205||52|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|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.
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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