Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports seven (7) COVID-related fatalities: a Buda male in his 50s, a Buda female in her 50s, a San Marcos male in his 90s, a San Marcos female in her 70s, a San Marcos man in his 70s, a Wimberley male in his 80s and a Wimberley female in her 80s.
The department also reports 323 new lab-confirmed cases, 15 new hospitalizations and 28 new hospital discharges, along with 215 additional people now considered recovered since the December 31 update.
The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 10,958 with 1,737 current active cases. The County has had 2,437 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 77,327 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 9,088. Hays County has had 565 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 36 people are currently hospitalized.
Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the virus continues to spread rapidly within the community.
“We are seeing more positive cases and hospitalizations each week,” he said. “It’s important that we do our part to slow the spread, which includes staying home unless necessary, washing our hands often, wearing masks in public and staying distanced from others when we have to go out.”
January 1-4 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|> 80 yrs.||131||78||209||55|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||1.6%|
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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