Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department today reports 42 new lab-confirmed cases along with one hospital discharge and 73 additional recoveries.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said he recently received a new batch of lab reports from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 7 from testing performed by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) between May 10 and July 26.

“The health department is working to ascertain how that information might impact our reported case numbers, including determining if new cases are those of Hays County residents,” he said. “Numerous individuals from nearby counties attended the TDEM testing sites held in Hays County. Most of the tested individuals should have received their own results directly from the state, not the local health department. It may take several days for our team to cull through the new information, but once we have confirmed the data, we will report any new positive cases in an upcoming COVID-19 update.”

The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 4,245; of those, 2,969 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 1,251. The number of negative tests is 21,207. Schneider is awaiting results on 49 tests.

Hays County has had 98 hospitalizations; 23 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.

July 28 Report

Lab Confirmed

Negative

Pending

Recovered

Active

Fatalities

Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations

4,245

21,207

49

1,251

2,969

25

98

23

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

75

61

136

0

10-19 yrs.

183

126

309

0

20-29 yrs.

910

903

1,813

0

30-39 yrs.

359

346

705

0

40-49 yrs.

263

224

487

0

50-59 yrs.

204

178

382

4

60-69 yrs.

132

99

231

3

70-79 yrs.

59

55

114

9

> 80 yrs.

35

33

68

9

Total

2,220

2,025

4,245

25

 

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Fatalities

Austin

42

29

12

1

Bear Creek

1

0

1

0

Buda

562

401

160

1

Driftwood

29

27

2

0

Dripping Springs

75

62

13

0

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

1,261

894

362

5

Manchaca

3

2

1

0

Maxwell

6

4

2

0

Mountain City

5

2

1

2

Niederwald

17

8

9

0

San Marcos

2,164

1,489

660

15

Uhland

10

9

1

0

Wimberley

69

41

27

1

Woodcreek

1

1

0

0

Total

4,245

2,969

1,251

25

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

886

820

1,706

40.2%

Non-Hispanic

393

364

757

17.8%

Not Specified

941

841

1,782

42.0%

Total

2,220

2,025

4,245

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.5%

Black

2.1%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

54.8%

Not Specified/ Unknown

42.6%

 

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

Note: the COVID-19 online Dashboard is updated once a day, Monday-Friday. The County will report new cases and full demographic data Monday-Friday; any cases from Saturday and Sunday will be included in Monday’s update.

 

A COVID-19 Fact Sheet has been added to the County website: https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-fact-sheet/. This document provides a glossary of terms and insight into methods and results calculations. In addition, Schneider said the COVID-19 Dashboard has a new function. By opening up the full dashboard, users can click the top right corner on the main page to find an option to see the stats broken down by each individual city.  After selecting “View Cities Dashboard”, use the drop-down menu to search by city.

Hays County officials will soon be announcing details of permanent testing sites in the county.

Schneider reminds residents to rely on qualified information sources for additional information such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control which offers information in Spanish and Chinese as well as English. 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 City websites also have information for residents.

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Posted by Kim Hilsenbeck Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:55:00 PM

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