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Hays County COVID-19 Update January 26

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports two (2) COVID-related fatalities, a Dripping Springs woman in her 70s and a Creedmoor man in his 40s.

The department also reports 158 new lab-confirmed cases along with five (5) new hospitalizations and eight (8) new hospital discharges. There are 563 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 11,863.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 14,640. Hays County has 2,600 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 3,799 active cases. Hays County has had 636 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 37 people are currently hospitalized.

The next vaccine appointment portal will open at noon this coming Friday, Jan. 29. On that day, at that time, residents can go to haysinformed.com to find the sign-up link. The info will also be on the County’s official Facebook page. See more details here. Please note, no one can sign up now and there is not a waiting list. The appointment sign up website will open this Friday at 12 p.m.

For anyone without internet access or a smartphone, they can call this number beginning at noon on Friday, Jan. 29: 512-938-1650. IMPORTANT: No one will answer the phone prior to that time.

Receive Text Alerts: The County now has a text alert option so you can receive a text with vaccine updates. Text COVID to 844-928-3213 to sign up for the alerts. Please note, that number will not put anyone’s name on a registration list; it is means of receiving updates and alerts about COVID-related information. Hays County does not have a sign-up list for vaccines.

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 26 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
14,640 101,441 11,863 3,799 2,600 1,670 177 636 37 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 455 437 892 0
10-19 yrs. 1,095 969 2,064 0
20-29 yrs. 2,218 2,070 4,288 1
30-39 yrs. 1,215 1,073 2,288 4
40-49 yrs. 1,056 917 1,973 8
50-59 yrs. 738 748 1,486 19
60-69 yrs. 492 437 929 22
70-79 yrs. 238 229 467 51
> 80 yrs. 158 95 253 72
Total 7,665 6,975 14,640 177

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 388 69 309 10
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 2,557 482 2,053 22
Creedmoor 6 1 4 1
Driftwood 181 30 151 0
Dripping Springs 672 131 532 9
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 4,603 922 3,626 55
Manchaca 19 2 17 0
Maxwell 41 19 21 1
Mountain City 36 4 31 1
Niederwald 87 20 67 0
San Marcos 5,481 776 4,635 70
Uhland 29 1 28 0
Wimberley 529 142 380 7
Woodcreek 4 1 2 1
Total 14,640 2,600 11,863 177

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 3,764 3,400 7,164 48.9%
Non-Hispanic 2,498 2,309 4,807 32.8%
Not Specified 1,403 1,266 2,669 18.2%
Total 7,665 6,975 14,640 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 69.5%
Not Specified/ Unknown 1.2%

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 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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