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Hays County COVID-19 Update for December 30

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

Lab-Confirmed Negative
Tests
Recovered Cases Active Last 21 days Active
All Cases
Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
10,524 74,011 8,644 2,283 1,754 1,228 126 550 49 Updated Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 287 262 549 0
10-19 yrs. 751 631 1,382 0
20-29 yrs. 1,695 1,609 3,304 1
30-39 yrs. 873 786 1,659 0
40-49 yrs. 742 650 1,392 5
50-59 yrs. 514 525 1,039 11
60-69 yrs. 353 310 663 19
70-79 yrs. 168 163 331 38
> 80 yrs. 130 75 205 52
Total 5,513 5,011 10,524 126

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 269 64 196 9
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 1,764 362 1,386 16
Creedmoor 3 1 2 0
Driftwood 129 28 101 0
Dripping Springs 433 105 323 5
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 3,262 566 2,655 41
Manchaca 17 6 11 0
Maxwell 15 6 9 0
Mountain City 28 9 18 1
Niederwald 52 11 41 0
San Marcos 4,198 526 3,622 50
Uhland 25 2 23 0
Wimberley 323 68 251 4
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 10,524 1,754 8,644 126

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,556 2,305 4,861 46.2%
Non-Hispanic 1,686 1,577 3,263 31.0%
Not Specified 1,271 1,129 2,400 22.8%
Total 5,513 5,011 10,524 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.0%
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.

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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