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Hays County COVID-19 Update January 28

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

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

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
14,911 102,760 12,368 3,737 2,358 1,691 185 649 39 Conducted on Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 468 451 919 0
10-19 yrs. 1,129 990 2,119 0
20-29 yrs. 2,241 2,105 4,346 1
30-39 yrs. 1,233 1,091 2,324 4
40-49 yrs. 1,077 934 2,011 8
50-59 yrs. 745 756 1,501 19
60-69 yrs. 503 448 951 23
70-79 yrs. 245 234 479 57
> 80 yrs. 162 99 261 73
Total 7,803 7,108 14,911 185

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 404 75 319 10
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 2,607 432 2,150 25
Creedmoor 8 3 4 1
Driftwood 183 28 155 0
Dripping Springs 681 122 550 9
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 4,718 883 3,779 56
Manchaca 19 1 18 0
Maxwell 42 16 25 1
Mountain City 36 3 32 1
Niederwald 88 13 75 0
San Marcos 5,543 660 4,809 74
Uhland 29 1 28 0
Wimberley 542 120 415 7
Woodcreek 4 1 2 1
Total 14,911 2,358 12,368 185

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 3,845 3,476 7321 49.1%
Non-Hispanic 2,546 2,355 4901 32.9%
Not Specified 1,412 1,277 2689 18.0%
Total 7,803 7,108 14911 100.0%

 

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

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 69.6%
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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