Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports four (4) COVID-related fatalities, two Buda men in their 70s, a San Marcos man in his 80s, and a San Marcos man in his 60s.
The department also reports 192 new lab-confirmed cases along with 12 new hospitalizations and seven (7) new hospital discharges. There are 173 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 12,368.
The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 14,911. Hays County has 2,358 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 3,737 active cases. Hays County has had 649 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 39 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 https://www.haysinformed.com/covid-19 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.
Please visit the Hays County Vaccine FAQs webpage for more information https://hayscountytx.com/2021/01/28/hays-county-vaccine-faqs/ .
January 28 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|14,911||102,760||12,368||3,737||2,358||1,691||185||649||39||Conducted on Fridays|
|> 80 yrs.||162||99||261||73|
|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||1.2%|
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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