Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one COVID-related fatality; a Buda woman in her 60s. The department also reports 407 new lab-confirmed cases along with 18 new hospitalizations and four (4) new hospital discharges, as well as 221 additional people now considered recovered.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 10,481 with 1,738 current active cases. The County has had 2,286 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 73,843 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 8,618. Hays County has had 545 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 46 people are currently hospitalized.

Please note - the HCLHD will not be reporting COVID case updates during the time Hays County is closed over the upcoming holiday break: January 1-3.

Epidemiologist Ian Harris said Hays County is experiencing a rapid spread of the virus including more hospitalizations.

“Our best course of action right now, to mitigate fatalities and to avoid shutdowns and closures, is to take this virus seriously and do whatever we can to slow the spread,” he said. “That means staying home unless necessary, avoiding gatherings of people and celebrating New Year’s at home this year. It’s our best chance to get a handle on COVID-19.”

December 29 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

10,481

73,843

8,618

2,286

1,738

1,205

125

545

46

Updated Fridays

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

286

261

547

0

10-19 yrs.

751

628

1,379

0

20-29 yrs.

1,686

1,603

3,289

1

30-39 yrs.

872

781

1,653

0

40-49 yrs.

738

649

1,387

4

50-59 yrs.

511

523

1,034

11

60-69 yrs.

350

307

657

19

70-79 yrs.

167

163

330

38

> 80 yrs.

130

75

205

52

Total

5,491

4,990

10,481

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Fatalities

Austin

269

64

196

9

Bear Creek

4

0

4

0

Buda

1,748

353

1,379

16

Creedmoor

3

1

2

0

Driftwood

127

27

100

0

Dripping Springs

431

105

321

5

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

3,249

556

2,653

40

Manchaca

17

6

11

0

Maxwell

15

6

9

0

Mountain City

28

9

18

1

Niederwald

51

11

40

0

San Marcos

4,189

526

3,613

50

Uhland

25

2

23

0

Wimberley

323

72

247

4

Woodcreek

2

0

2

0

Total

10,481

1,738

8,618

125

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

2,542

2,293

4,835

46.1%

Non-Hispanic

1,678

1,569

3,247

31.0%

Not Specified

1,271

1,128

2,399

22.9%

Total

5,491

4,990

10,481

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.7%

Black

2.5%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

70.7%

Not Specified/ Unknown

26.0%

 

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, December 29, 2020 5:04:00 PM

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