Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality, a Buda woman in her 80s. The department also reports 12 new lab-confirmed cases along with one (1) new hospitalization and five (5) new hospital discharges. There are 17 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 16,356.
The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 16,957. Hays County has 365 active cases. In the past 21 days there have been 560 active cases. Hays County has had 782 total COVID-related hospitalizations and nine (9) people are currently hospitalized.
According to the state health department, all adults will be eligible for a vaccine in Texas beginning March 29. Hays County issued a news release earlier this week about the change; it’s available on our website: https://hayscountytx.com/2021/03/23/dshs-opens-vaccine-eligibility-to-all-adults-beginning-march-29/
March 24 Report
|Recovered Cases||Active Last 21 days||Active
|COVID-related Fatalities||Total Hospitalizations||Current Hospitalizations||Cases Removed|
|16,957||139,318||16,356||560||365||1,870||236||782||9||Conducted on Friday’s|
|> 80 yrs.||193||121||314||87|
|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||25.4%|
As with any emergency situation, www.HaysInformed.com, the countywide emergency notification blog, has a rolling list of important information regarding COVID-19. Many local municipality websites also have information. Several local school districts also have their own COVID-19 dashboards as does Texas State University.
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