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Hays County COVID-19 Update January 8

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality, a Kyle man in his 90s. The department also reports 257 new lab-confirmed cases, six (6) new hospitalizations and nine (9) new hospital discharges. There are 146 additional people considered recovered at this time.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 11,545. HCLHD removed 47 cases from the cumulative total during a routine audit; cases are removed for various reasons including out of county and duplicates.

Hays County has 1,808 active cases. The County has had 2,442 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 81,289 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 9,599. Hays County has had 591 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 36 people are currently hospitalized.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra said new restrictions per the Governor’s Executive Orders are set to take effect in Hays County as soon as January 11 following seven consecutive days of COVID-19 hospitalizations at 15% or above for Trauma Service Area (TSA) O. The County issued a separate release earlier today with more details, which can found here. Visit the Department of State Health Services website for more info about hospital rates.

January 8 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
11,545 81,289 9,599 2,442 1,808 1,433 138 591 36 47

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 344 297 641 0
10-19 yrs. 818 696 1,514 0
20-29 yrs. 1,849 1,716 3,565 1
30-39 yrs. 971 860 1,831 0
40-49 yrs. 821 716 1,537 5
50-59 yrs. 565 580 1,145 14
60-69 yrs. 384 341 725 20
70-79 yrs. 188 182 370 42
> 80 yrs. 137 80 217 56
Total 6,077 5,468 11,545 138

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 301 61 231 9
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 1,968 386 1,563 19
Creedmoor 3 0 3 0
Driftwood 144 29 115 0
Dripping Springs 502 115 382 5
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 3,565 515 3,006 44
Manchaca 17 0 17 0
Maxwell 16 2 14 0
Mountain City 32 7 24 1
Niederwald 62 15 47 0
San Marcos 4,531 594 3,884 53
Uhland 26 2 24 0
Wimberley 369 82 280 7
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 11,545 1,808 9,599 138

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,876 2,562 5,438 47.1%
Non-Hispanic 1,895 1,747 3,642 31.6%
Not Specified 1,306 1,159 2,465 21.4%
Total 6,077 5,468 11,545 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.1%
Asian 0.8%
Black 2.5%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.1%
Not Specified/ Unknown 1.5%

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, including the online dashboard, 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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