Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department today reports three new COVID-related fatalities; all three are males from San Marcos. Two of the deceased are a father (in his 70s) and son (in his 50s). The third male was in his 80s. The County now has a total of 10 COVID-related deaths.

The health department reports 77 new cases, four new hospitalizations, two people released from the hospital and 34 additional recoveries. The demographics in today’s update include 66 new cases from the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The department also received about 2,400 negative lab reports from the recent Texas Division of Emergency Management tests sites.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases is 3,193; of those, 2,655 are considered active. The total number of individuals considered recovered is 528. The number of negative tests is 10,294. Schneider is awaiting results on 72 tests. Hays County has had 68 total hospitalizations; 20 people are currently hospitalized.

 “Regardless of your age, profession, gender or any other factor, you have the power to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” Schneider said. “We are looking at a virus that may not severely hurt you, but you could pass it along to a loved one or friend who isn’t able to fight the virus.”

He added that there are simple, effective steps we all can take to slow the spread.

“If you don’t need to go out, stay home,” he said. “If you go out, remain distanced from others, wear a mask and wash your hands often. When we work together for the safety of our community, we can make an impact.”

                                                July 6 Report

Lab Confirmed*

Negative*

Pending**

Recovered

Active

Fatalities

Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations

3,193

10,294

72

528

2,655

10

68

20

 

*Hays Co. residents tested by TDEM are included in current case counts (positive and negative).

**Pending does not include tests conducted by TDEM where there is no result yet.

 

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

42

39

81

0

10-19 yrs.

118

87

205

0

20-29 yrs.

769

761

1,530

0

30-39 yrs.

257

241

498

0

40-49 yrs.

187

162

349

0

50-59 yrs.

140

125

265

1

60-69 yrs.

91

60

151

1

70-79 yrs.

38

33

71

3

> 80 yrs.

24

19

43

5

Total

1,666

1,527

3,193

10

 

 

 

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Fatalities

Austin

30

20

1

Bear Creek

1

0

0

Buda

359

290

1

Driftwood

20

18

0

Dripping Springs

46

37

0

Hays

0

0

0

Kyle

859

625

1

Manchaca

2

2

0

Maxwell

6

5

0

Mountain City

3

3

0

Niederwald

10

7

0

San Marcos

1,806

1,609

6

Uhland

5

4

0

Wimberley

46

35

1

Woodcreek

0

0

0

Total

3,193

2,655

10

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

652

631

1,283

40.2%

Non-Hispanic

312

290

602

18.9%

Not Specified

702

606

1,308

40.9%

Total

1,666

1,527

3,193

 

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.4%

Black

1.2%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

52.8%

Not Specified/ Unknown

45.6%

 

*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, July 6, 2020 4:49:00 PM

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