Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports two (2) new COVID-related fatalities, a Kyle man in his 90s and an Austin man in his 80s. The Health Department also reports 66 new lab-confirmed cases, four (4) new hospitalizations, two (2) hospital discharges and 32 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,156. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,899 with 648 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 810.The number of probable cases is 833. 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 44,967. Hays County has had 414 total hospitalizations and 11 people are currently hospitalized. According to Epidemiologist Ian Harris, the coronavirus is still very active in Hays County. He reminds the community to not get complacent and to continue practicing all the recommended safety precautions.

“As the holidays approach, it is important that we remember to continue washing our hands, staying distanced and wearing masks around others – even extended family members – to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

November 19 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

6,899

44,967

6,156

810

648

833

95

414

11

Reported on Fridays

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

131

136

267

0

10-19 yrs.

493

362

855

0

20-29 yrs.

1,175

1,203

2,378

1

30-39 yrs.

563

522

1,085

0

40-49 yrs.

468

404

872

3

50-59 yrs.

336

316

652

11

60-69 yrs.

228

193

421

10

70-79 yrs.

110

122

232

30

> 80 yrs.

79

58

137

40

Total

3,583

3,316

6,899

95

 

 

*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

119

29

81

9

Bear Creek

3

0

3

0

Buda

1,054

168

873

13

Creedmoor

1

0

1

0

Driftwood

64

14

50

0

Dripping Springs

190

59

128

3

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

2,164

266

1,871

27

Manchaca

8

0

8

0

Maxwell

9

0

9

0

Mountain City

16

5

10

1

Niederwald

32

2

30

0

San Marcos

3,079

90

2,949

40

Uhland

23

0

23

0

Wimberley

135

14

119

2

Woodcreek

2

1

1

0

Total

6,899

648

6,156

95

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

1,646

1,497

3,143

45.6%

Non-Hispanic

880

845

1,725

25.0%

Not Specified

1,057

974

2,031

29.4%

Total

3,583

3,316

6,899

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.6%

Black

2.4%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

65.8%

Not Specified/ Unknown

31.2%

 

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 Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:28:00 PM

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