Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality, a Kyle woman in her 80s. The department also reports 21 new lab-confirmed cases along with two (2) new hospitalizations and two (2) new hospital discharges. There are 22 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 16,221.
The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 16,877. Hays County has 421 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 655 active cases. Hays County has had 772 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 6 people are currently hospitalized.
HCLHD officials urge everyone to continue following COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including frequent vigorous hand washing, social distancing, wearing face masks and avoiding in-person gatherings.
“By avoiding large crowds at locations like bars, parties and the beach, we can continue to slow the spread of the virus,” Epidemiologist Ian Harris said.
March 19 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|> 80 yrs.||191||120||311||86|
|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 COVID 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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