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
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
Conducted on Friday’s
|> 80 yrs.||190||120||310||85|
|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||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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