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Hays County COVID-19 Update December 31

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 111 new lab-confirmed cases, no new hospitalizations or discharges, and 229 additional people now considered recovered.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 10,635 with 1,636 current active cases. The County has had 2,301 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 75,538 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 8,873. 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 Ian Harris said he continues to urge Hays County residents to do their part to slow the spread of the virus. He recommended small celebrations at home with people in your own household or virtual events with friends and extended family.

“I understand how much we all want to be with our family and friends, especially on New Year’s Eve,” he said. “But by being proactive now, we can avoid another surge and more hospitalizations in January.”

He added that if people go out tonight, they should wear masks, wash their hands and stay distanced from other people.

December 31 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
10,635 75,538 8,873 2,301 1,636 1,239 126 550 49 Updated Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 287 264 551 0
10-19 yrs. 759 635 1,394 0
20-29 yrs. 1,710 1,617 3,327 1
30-39 yrs. 885 795 1,680 0
40-49 yrs. 755 658 1,413 5
50-59 yrs. 521 532 1,053 11
60-69 yrs. 356 314 670 19
70-79 yrs. 175 166 341 38
> 80 yrs. 131 75 206 52
Total 5,579 5,056 10,635 126

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 277 59 209 9
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 1,783 350 1,417 16
Creedmoor 3 1 2 0
Driftwood 135 32 103 0
Dripping Springs 447 101 341 5
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 3,286 513 2,732 41
Manchaca 17 5 12 0
Maxwell 15 5 10 0
Mountain City 29 10 18 1
Niederwald 52 9 43 0
San Marcos 4,232 479 3,703 50
Uhland 25 2 23 0
Wimberley 328 70 254 4
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 10,635 1,636 8,873 126

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,589 2,328 4,917 46.2%
Non-Hispanic 1,712 1,595 3,307 31.1%
Not Specified 1,278 1,133 2,411 22.7%
Total 5,579 5,056 10,635 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.2%
Not Specified/ Unknown 1.1%

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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