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Hays County COVID-19 Update March 18

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality, a San Marcos woman in her 70s. The department also reports 67 new lab-confirmed cases* along with no new hospitalizations and one (1) new hospital discharge. There are 35 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 16,199.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 16,856. Hays County has 423 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 678 active cases. Hays County has had 770 total COVID-related hospitalizations and six (6) people are currently hospitalized.

With many individuals and families traveling during spring break, HCLHD officials continue to everyone to continue following COVID-19 health and safety protocols such as regular vigorous hand washing, social distancing, wearing face masks and avoiding large crowds of people.

“COVID-19 spreads most easily when large groups of people spend time together,” Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said. “By avoiding large crowds at locations like bars, parties and the beach, we can continue to keep our case count low.”

*The new case counts include results from Curative for both yesterday and today.

March 18 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
16,856 137,829 16199 678 423 1861 234 770 6 Conducted on Friday’s

 

Age Range

Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 537 546 1083 0
10-19 yrs. 1342 1164 2,506 0
20-29 yrs. 2,493 2,290 4,783 1
30-39 yrs. 1,361 1227 2,588 6
40-49 yrs. 1220 1059 2,279 12
50-59 yrs. 834 850 1,684 30
60-69 yrs. 562 526 1088 34
70-79 yrs. 268 266 534 66
> 80 yrs. 191 120 311 85
Total 8,808 8,048 16,856 234

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 501 8 483 10
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 2,988 80 2,872 36
Creedmoor 3 0 2 1
Driftwood 209 5 203 1
Dripping Springs 794 42 743 9
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 5,427 104 5,250 73
Manchaca 25 2 23 0
Maxwell 62 5 56 1
Mountain City 43 3 39 1
Niederwald 89 0 89 0
San Marcos 5,993 154 5,748 91
Uhland 32 3 29 0
Wimberley 676 17 649 10
Woodcreek 7 0 6 1
Total 16,856 423 16,199 234

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 4,345 3,922 8,267 49.0%
Non-Hispanic 3,004 2,782 5,786 34.3%
Not Specified 1,459 1,344 2,803 16.6%
Total 8,808 8,048 16,856 100.0%

 

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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