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Hays County COVID-19 Update March 19

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

Lab-Confirmed Negative
Tests
Recovered Cases Active Last 21 days Active
All Cases
Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
16,877 138,374 16,221 655 421 1,861 235 772 6 0

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 538 546 1084 0
10-19 yrs. 1345 1164 2,509 0
20-29 yrs. 2,497 2,292 4,789 1
30-39 yrs. 1,363 1228 2,591 6
40-49 yrs. 1221 1061 2,282 12
50-59 yrs. 835 852 1,687 30
60-69 yrs. 562 527 1089 34
70-79 yrs. 268 267 535 66
> 80 yrs. 191 120 311 86
Total 8,820 8,057 16,877 235

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 501 8 483 10
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 2,991 77 2,878 36
Creedmoor 3 0 2 1
Driftwood 209 4 204 1
Dripping Springs 795 41 745 9
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 5,436 110 5,252 74
Manchaca 25 0 25 0
Maxwell 62 4 57 1
Mountain City 43 3 39 1
Niederwald 89 0 89 0
San Marcos 6,001 155 5,755 91
Uhland 32 3 29 0
Wimberley 676 16 650 10
Woodcreek 7 0 6 1
Total 16,877 421 16,221 235

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 4,352 3,928 8,280 49.1%
Non-Hispanic 3,008 2,785 5,793 34.3%
Not Specified 1,460 1,344 2,804 16.6%
Total 8,820 8,057 16,877 100.0%

 

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 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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