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Hays County COVID-19 Update January 15

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

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

Cases

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 

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 391 355 746 0
10-19 yrs. 948 824 1,772 0
20-29 yrs. 2,029 1,882 3,911 1
30-39 yrs. 1,086 960 2,046 2
40-49 yrs. 910 814 1,724 5
50-59 yrs. 638 648 1,286 15
60-69 yrs. 423 384 807 20
70-79 yrs. 214 206 420 44
> 80 yrs. 148 88 236 67
Total 6,787 6,161 12,948 154

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 343 66 268 9
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 2,260 486 1,753 21
Creedmoor 4 1 3 0
Driftwood 159 24 135 0
Dripping Springs 574 129 439 6
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 3,961 696 3,219 46
Manchaca 19 2 17 0
Maxwell 26 11 15 0
Mountain City 33 2 30 1
Niederwald 77 25 52 0
San Marcos 5,016 802 4,150 64
Uhland 28 3 25 0
Wimberley 439 113 319 7
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 12,948 2,360 10,434 154

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
Hispanic 3,271 2,949 6,220 48.0%
Non-Hispanic 2,165 1,999 4,164 32.2%
Not Specified 1,351 1,213 2,564 19.8%
Total 6,787 6,161 12,948 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.1%
Asian 0.9%
Black 2.7%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.0%
Not Specified/ Unknown 1.4%

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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