Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports seven (7) COVID-related fatalities: a Buda male in his 50s, a Buda female in her 50s, a San Marcos male in his 90s, a San Marcos female in her 70s, a San Marcos man in his 70s, a Wimberley male in his 80s and a Wimberley female in her 80s.

The department also reports 323 new lab-confirmed cases, 15 new hospitalizations and 28 new hospital discharges, along with 215 additional people now considered recovered since the December 31 update.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 10,958 with 1,737 current active cases. The County has had 2,437 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 77,327 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 9,088. Hays County has had 565 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 36 people are currently hospitalized.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the virus continues to spread rapidly within the community.

“We are seeing more positive cases and hospitalizations each week,” he said. “It’s important that we do our part to slow the spread, which includes staying home unless necessary, washing our hands often, wearing masks in public and staying distanced from others when we have to go out.”

January 1-4 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

10,958

77,327

9,088

2,437

1,737

1,313

133

565

36

Updated Fridays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

306

268

574

0

10-19 yrs.

777

656

1,433

0

20-29 yrs.

1,757

1,663

3,420

1

30-39 yrs.

917

826

1,743

0

40-49 yrs.

782

675

1,457

5

50-59 yrs.

543

542

1,085

13

60-69 yrs.

368

320

688

19

70-79 yrs.

178

171

349

40

> 80 yrs.

131

78

209

55

Total

5,759

5,199

10,958

133

 

 

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Fatalities

Austin

281

59

213

9

Bear Creek

4

0

4

0

Buda

1,855

376

1,461

18

Creedmoor

3

1

2

0

Driftwood

138

32

106

0

Dripping Springs

454

95

354

5

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

3,376

513

2,822

41

Manchaca

17

5

12

0

Maxwell

15

3

12

0

Mountain City

29

9

19

1

Niederwald

53

9

44

0

San Marcos

4,356

549

3,754

53

Uhland

25

1

24

0

Wimberley

350

85

259

6

Woodcreek

2

0

2

0

Total

10,958

1,737

9,088

133

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

2,690

2,413

5,103

46.6%

Non-Hispanic

1,777

1,640

3,417

31.2%

Not Specified

1,292

1,146

2,438

22.3%

Total

5,759

5,199

10,958

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.7%

Black

2.5%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

70.0%

Not Specified/ Unknown

1.6%

 

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 Monday, January 4, 2021 5:02:00 PM

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