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Hays County COVID-19 Update March 17

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality, a Kyle man in his 70s. The department also reports five (5) new lab-confirmed cases* along with two (2) new hospitalizations and one (1) new hospital discharge. There are 53 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 16,164.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 16,789. Hays County has 392 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 673 active cases. Hays County has had 770 total COVID-related hospitalizations and seven (7) county residents are currently hospitalized.

HCLHD officials continue to urge individuals and families who socialize and/or travel during spring break to follow the best practices for health and safety protocols: regular vigorous hand washing, social distancing, wearing face masks and avoiding large crowds of people.

“We know this virus spreads rapidly among groups of people who spend time together,” Epidemiologist Ian Harris said. “That’s why we encourage everyone to avoid large crowds, which includes bars, parties and the beach.”

*The HCLHD did not receive any test results from Curative today, which may contribute to the number of new cases being low.

March 17 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
16,789 136,947 16,164 673 392 1,852 233 770 7

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 2,282 4,761 1
30-39 yrs. 1,357 1222 2,579 6
40-49 yrs. 1217 1055 2,272 12
50-59 yrs. 833 844 1,677 30
60-69 yrs. 562 525 1087 34
70-79 yrs. 268 266 534 65
> 80 yrs. 190 120 310 85
Total 8,772 8,017 16,789 233

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 499 7 482 10
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 2,977 81 2,860 36
Creedmoor 3 0 2 1
Driftwood 209 6 202 1
Dripping Springs 790 39 742 9
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 5,410 95 5,242 73
Manchaca 25 2 23 0
Maxwell 62 7 54 1
Mountain City 42 2 39 1
Niederwald 89 0 89 0
San Marcos 5,962 133 5,739 90
Uhland 32 3 29 0
Wimberley 675 17 648 10
Woodcreek 7 0 6 1
Total 16,789 392 16,164 233

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 4,331 3,914 8,245 49.1%
Non-Hispanic 2,984 2,761 5,745 34.2%
Not Specified 1,457 1,342 2,799 16.7%
Total 8,772 8,017 16,789 100.0%

 

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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