Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department today reports two (2) new COVID-related fatalities; both San Marcos males in their 70s.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider also reported 20 new lab-confirmed cases along with one new hospitalization, one person discharged from a hospital and 84 additional individuals considered recovered. The County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 5,230; of those, 2,452 are considered active. The number of individuals considered recovered is 2,733. The number of negative tests is 23,287. Schneider is awaiting results on 30 tests.

Hays County has had 132 total hospitalizations and 18 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.

NOTE: Free COVID-19 testing through the Texas Division of Emergency Management will take place August 24-29 at two locations simultaneously: San Marcos High School and the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle. Testing will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at both sites. For more information, see the this Facebook event.

Information about new permanent test sites operated by the county and its partners at Premiere ER and CommuniCare, will be shared once the details are finalized.

August 20 Report

Lab Confirmed

Negative

Pending

Recovered

Active

Fatalities

Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations

5,230

23,287

30

2,733

2,452

45

132

18

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

95

85

180

0

10-19 yrs.

244

189

433

0

20-29 yrs.

1.027

1,006

2.033

0

30-39 yrs.

463

422

885

0

40-49 yrs.

348

291

639

1

50-59 yrs.

254

236

490

5

60-69 yrs.

170

132

302

4

70-79 yrs.

88

90

178

20

> 80 yrs.

44

46

90

15

Total

2,733

2,497

5,230

45

 

 

 

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Fatalities

Austin

48

27

20

1

Bear Creek

1

0

1

0

Buda

706

352

350

4

Creedmoor

0

0

0

0

Driftwood

35

19

16

0

Dripping Springs

89

67

21

1

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

1,638

876

749

13

Manchaca

8

2

6

0

Maxwell

9

1

8

0

Mountain City

9

6

1

2

Niederwald

30

0

30

0

San Marcos

2,555

1,063

1,469

23

Uhland

17

12

5

0

Wimberley

84

26

57

1

Woodcreek

1

1

0

0

Total

5,230

2,452

2,733

45

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

1,229

1,101

2,330

44.6%

Non-Hispanic

481

469

950

18.2%

Not Specified

1,023

927

1,950

37.3%

Total

2,733

2,497

5,230

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.5%

Black

2.0%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

61.0%

Not Specified/ Unknown

33.0%

 

*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, August 20, 2020 4:45:00 PM

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