Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports 78 new lab-confirmed cases, seven (7) new hospitalizations, three (3) hospital discharges and 44 additional people now considered recovered. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,070.

The cumulative total of lab-confirmed cases is 6,798 with 636 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 738.The number of probable cases is 818. HCLHD reports probable cases separately in our COVID-19 updates. See the full Case Criteria Definitions on our website.

The number of negative tests is 43,520. Hays County has had 410 total hospitalizations and 10 people are currently hospitalized. According to Epidemiologist Greggory Drew, the coronavirus is still very active in Hays County. He reminded residents that safety precautions remain in place and everyone should keep doing their part to slow the spread.

“We hope everyone will remember that hand washing, wearing masks and social distancing are very effective at protecting the most vulnerable in our communities,” he said. “We do these things for each other, not for ourselves.”

November 17 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

6,798

43,520

6,070

738

636

818

92

410

10

Reported on Fridays

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

128

129

257

0

10-19 yrs.

486

352

838

0

20-29 yrs.

1,160

1,196

2,356

1

30-39 yrs.

559

515

1,074

0

40-49 yrs.

460

392

852

3

50-59 yrs.

333

311

644

11

60-69 yrs.

226

188

414

10

70-79 yrs.

108

120

228

30

> 80 yrs.

78

57

135

37

Total

3,538

3,260

6,798

92

 

 

*The Hays County Local Health Department contacts and follows up with every person who tests positive for COVID-19 to ensure they, or other household contacts, are not still contagious before moving them into the “Recovered” category. HCLHD does not clear people based on a calendar, because some individuals can be symptomatic and contagious for many weeks. Also, if a person has multiple family members who are household contacts, it is possible for the virus to last in that household for a period of months until everyone is symptom free.

 

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Fatalities

Austin

114

29

77

8

Bear Creek

3

1

2

0

Buda

1,030

165

852

13

Creedmoor

1

0

1

0

Driftwood

64

15

49

0

Dripping Springs

182

56

123

3

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

2,116

245

1,846

25

Manchaca

8

0

8

0

Maxwell

9

0

9

0

Mountain City

16

5

10

1

Niederwald

32

2

30

0

San Marcos

3,064

99

2,925

40

Uhland

23

1

22

0

Wimberley

134

17

115

2

Woodcreek

2

1

1

0

Total

6,798

636

6,070

92

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

1,623

1,460

3,083

45.4%

Non-Hispanic

860

827

1,687

24.8%

Not Specified

1,055

973

2,028

29.8%

Total

3,538

3,260

6,798

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.5%

Black

2.4%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

65.4%

Not Specified/ Unknown

31.7%

 

NOTE: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.

Posted by Kim Hilsenbeck Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:19:00 PM

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