Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality; a Kyle woman in her 40s. The department also reports 43 new lab-confirmed cases, five (5) new hospitalizations and two (2) new hospital discharges, as well as 26 additional people now considered recovered.
The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 10,524 with 1,754 current active cases. The County has had 2,283 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 74,011 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 8,644. Hays County has had 550 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 49 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 Eric Schneider reminded Hays County residents to continue taking precautions against COVID-19 exposure.
“The best advice we can offer is staying home unless necessary, avoiding contact with people outside of your household and celebrating New Year’s at home this year. These steps can help us avoid another surge of cases and hospitalizations.”
December 30 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||1.0%|
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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