Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports six (6) COVID-related fatalities, three San Marcos women in their 80s, one San Marcos man in his 30s, one Kyle woman in her 30s, and one Dripping Springs man in his 80s. The department also reports 139 new lab-confirmed cases along with nine (9) new hospitalizations and eight (8) new hospital discharges. There are 105 additional persons considered recovered. The total of number persons considered recovered is 10,434.
The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 12,948. Hays County has 2,360 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 3,358 active cases. Hays County has had 636 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 46 people are currently hospitalized. A routine audit of the data will be performed on January 19, 2021.
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra said he understands that residents want more information about where to get a COVID-19 vaccine and he is working to make that happen.
“Each Friday for the foreseeable future, we will do a Facebook Live session to share the most updated information available to us,” he said. “In the meantime, please visit our website to see the current vaccine update.”
NOTE: Hays County offices are closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The health department will not issue a COVID-19 update that day. Any cases from Saturday-Monday will be reported Tuesday.
January 15 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|12,948||89,194||10,434||3,358||2,360||1,512||154||636||46||Will be updated 1/19/21|
|> 80 yrs.||148||88||236||67|
|Area||Total Cases||Active Cases||Recovered||Fatalities|
NOTE: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.
|Ethnicity||Female||Male||Total||Percentage of Cases|
|Race||Percentage of Cases|
|Not Specified/ Unknown||1.4%|
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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