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Hays County COVID-19 Update March 16, 2021

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 26 new lab-confirmed cases along with one (1) new hospitalization and five (5) new hospital discharges. There are 75 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 16,111.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 16,784. Hays County has 441 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 752 active cases. Hays County has had 768 total COVID-related hospitalizations and six (6) people are currently hospitalized.

Officials from HCLHD urge individuals and families who choose to socialize and/or travel during spring break to continue following best practices for health and safety protocols, including regular vigorous hand washing, social distancing and wearing face masks, while also avoiding large crowds of people.

“Transmission of the virus is more likely among groups of people who spend time together, such as at parties, on the beach and in bars and restaurants,” Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said. “While the vaccine is important, it’s still critical that individuals do whatever they can to protect themselves and their communities.”

March 16 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
16,784 136,918 16,111 752 441 1,852 232 768 6 Conducted on Friday’s

 

Age Range

Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 531 545 1076 0
10-19 yrs. 1335 1158 2,493 0
20-29 yrs. 2,479 2,279 4,758 1
30-39 yrs. 1,356 1222 2,578 6
40-49 yrs. 1217 1055 2,272 12
50-59 yrs. 833 844 1,677 30
60-69 yrs. 562 524 1086 34
70-79 yrs. 268 266 534 64
> 80 yrs. 190 120 310 85
Total 8,771 8,013 16,784 232

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 499 9 480 10
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 2,976 93 2,847 36
Creedmoor 3 0 2 1
Driftwood 209 8 200 1
Dripping Springs 790 44 737 9
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 5,408 104 5,232 72
Manchaca 25 2 23 0
Maxwell 62 8 53 1
Mountain City 42 2 39 1
Niederwald 89 0 89 0
San Marcos 5,961 142 5,729 90
Uhland 31 2 29 0
Wimberley 675 27 638 10
Woodcreek 7 0 6 1
Total 16,784 441 16,111 232

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 4,330 3,913 8.243 49.1%
Non-Hispanic 2,984 2,758 5.742 34.2%
Not Specified 1,457 1,342 2.799 16.7%
Total 8,771 8,013 16.784 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.1%
Asian 1.0%
Black 2.7%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 69.7%
Other 1.0%
Not Specified/ Unknown 25.5%

The County’s COVID-19 info, including the online dashboard, is here.  Many local municipality websites also have information. Several local school districts also have their own COVID-19 dashboards as does Texas State University. Visit haysinformed.com to sign up on the Hays County vaccine pre-registration wait list. Individuals’ names will be on the wait list for whichever of the groups they qualify per Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) rules.

For those without internet access or those who are not technologically savvy, a call-in number is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Those individuals who need help can call 833-521-2766; a volunteer will assist them in getting signed up on the Hays County COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration list.

Have questions about vaccines? Please visit the Hays County Vaccine FAQs webpage for more information.

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