Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department reports 10 new lab-confirmed cases and 77 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 4,959. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,018 with 1,004 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 321.

The number of probable cases is 734. To be more in line with how the test results are being reported by the state health department, HCLHD is now reporting the probable cases separately in our COVID-19 updates. See the full Case Criteria Definitions at the end of this report.

The number of negative tests is 29,384. Hays County has had 347 total hospitalizations and eight (8) people are currently hospitalized. Some patients are in hospitals outside Hays County but are included in our numbers if they reside here. Likewise, an individual from another county who is in a local hospital would be accounted for in their county of residence.

October 8 Report

Lab-Confirmed

Negative
Tests

Recovered Cases

Active Last 21 days

Active
All Cases

Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities

Total Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations

6,018

29,384

4,959

321

1,004

734

55

347

8

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

103

96

199

0

10-19 yrs.

394

285

679

0

20-29 yrs.

1,128

1,140

2,268

0

30-39 yrs.

504

463

967

0

40-49 yrs.

383

316

699

1

50-59 yrs.

283

267

550

7

60-69 yrs.

193

150

343

6

70-79 yrs.

101

103

204

23

> 80 yrs.

58

51

109

18

Total

3,147

2,871

6,018

55

 

*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

62

8

53

1

Bear Creek

2

1

1

0

Buda

798

178

614

6

Creedmoor

0

0

0

0

Driftwood

42

13

29

0

Dripping Springs

105

47

57

1

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

1,784

537

1,233

14

Manchaca

9

3

6

0

Maxwell

9

0

9

0

Mountain City

12

5

5

2

Niederwald

32

1

31

0

San Marcos

3,040

199

2,811

30

Uhland

20

5

15

0

Wimberley

102

6

95

1

Woodcreek

1

1

0

0

Total

6,018

1,004

4,959

55

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

1,369

1,240

2,609

43.4%

Non-Hispanic

592

564

1,156

19.2%

Not Specified

1,186

1,067

2,253

37.4%

Total

3,147

2,871

6,018

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.6%

Black

2.2%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

60.9%

Not Specified/ Unknown

36.3%

 

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

A COVID-19 Fact Sheet is on the County website: https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-fact-sheet/. The COVID-19 Dashboard has the option to see the stats broken down by individual cities. After selecting “View Cities Dashboard”, use the drop-down menu to search by city. The County’s COVID-19 info 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.

 

 

Case Criteria

Confirmed: A case that is laboratory confirmed using a molecular diagnostic test (for example: PCR, Curative RCT-PCR, and Abbott ID Now RCT-PCR)

Probable: A case that:

 

  • Using a method approved or authorized by the FDA or designated authority, meets presumptive laboratory evidence of
    • Detection of specific antigen (Ag) in a clinical specimen, OR
    • Detection of a specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood indicative of a new or recent infection 
  • AND meets clinical criteria

OR

  • Meets vital records criteria (death certificate lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death) with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.

Clinical criteria:

  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new olfactory and taste disorder(s); OR
  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing; OR
  • Severe respiratory illness with at least one of the following: 
    • Clinical or radiographic evidence of pneumonia, or
    • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

 

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Posted by Kim Hilsenbeck Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:00:00 PM

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