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Hays County COVID-19 Update March 24

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

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

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
16,957 139,318 16,356 560 365 1,870 236 782 9 Conducted on Friday’s

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 544 551 1,095 0
10-19 yrs. 1,353 1,165 2,518 0
20-29 yrs. 2,503 2,301 4,804 1
30-39 yrs. 1,371 1,232 2,603 6
40-49 yrs. 1,225 1,065 2,290 12
50-59 yrs. 842 858 1,700 30
60-69 yrs. 566 531 1,097 34
70-79 yrs. 269 267 536 66
> 80 yrs. 193 121 314 87
Total 8,866 8,091 16,957 236

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 502 7 485 10
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 3,005 60 2,908 37
Creedmoor 3 0 2 1
Driftwood 209 3 205 1
Dripping Springs 804 30 765 9
Hays 3 0 3 0
Kyle 5,466 105 5,287 74
Manchaca 25 0 25 0
Maxwell 62 3 58 1
Mountain City 43 1 41 1
Niederwald 90 1 89 0
San Marcos 6,023 137 5,795 91
Uhland 32 3 29 0
Wimberley 679 15 654 10
Woodcreek 7 0 6 1
Total 16,957 365 16,356 236

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 4,375 3,946 8,321 49.1%
Non-Hispanic 3,022 2,799 5,821 34.3%
Not Specified 1,469 1,346 2,815 16.6%
Total 8,866 8,091 16,957 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.1%
Asian 1.0%
Black 2.7%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 69.8%
Other 1.0%
Not Specified/ Unknown 25.4%

A COVID-19 Fact Sheet is on the County website: https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-fact-sheet/. The County’s COVID-19 info, including the online dashboard, is here.

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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