Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 77 new lab-confirmed cases along with six (6) new hospitalizations and seven (7) new hospital discharges. There are 44 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 11,047.
The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 13,915. Hays County has 2,697 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 3,397 active cases. Hays County has had 617 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 43 people are currently hospitalized.
Epidemiologist Ian Harris said the best way to slow the rapid community spread of the virus is to be vigilant.
“By staying home if not necessary to go out, avoiding crowds of people, wearing masks and frequent hand-washing, we can protect those in our community who are most at risk from COVID-19,” he said.
NOTE: During a HCLHD routine data audit, cases were removed from both total number of lab-confirmed and total hospitalizations. Cases are removed when they are confirmed to be duplicate or out of county.
Each Friday at 1 p.m., Hays County officials will do a Facebook Live session to share the most updated information available. Use this Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/judgebecerra.
January 22 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
* See note above about routine data audit.
|> 80 yrs.||156||92||248||71|
|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||1.3%|
A COVID-19 Fact Sheet is on the County website: https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-fact-sheet/. The COVID-19 Dashboard has the option to see the stats broken down by individual cities. After selecting “View Cities Dashboard”, use the drop-down menu to search by city. 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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