Hays County Health Local Department reports 272 active COVID-19 cases

Staff Reports

EDITORIAL NOTE
According to the CDC, the State of Texas and Hays County Public Health all give the same disclaimer on all current counts and totals. “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very fluid situation, and it will continue to be. All case numbers and totals are subject to change. As new information becomes available, we will publish those updates.”

Some simple measures can help slow the spread of the virus, including frequent hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a mask when indoors around large groups of people.

You may need a vaccination prior to traveling to certain locales; see the list below for vaccine opportunities. Children ages 5-11 are eligible to receive pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Hays County residents can now upload their at-home COVID-19 test results to the local health department using this link: https://arcg.is/1G4P1r.

All information is confidential and no identifying information is collected. Although these reports will not be included in the official case counts for Hays County, they will help Hays County have a better understanding of community spread.

Vaccine opportunities:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines @ Christus Trinity Clinic (formerly Live Oak), 401 Broadway, San Marcos
  • M-F, Walk-in Pfizer vaccine clinics @ CommuniCare, 2810 Dacy Ln., Kyle, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • More locations can be found here: https://www.vaccines.gov
  • Check with your health care provider to see if they offer vaccines
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UPDATED MAY 18, 2022

HAYS COUNTY & COVID-19: THE AFFECTS

KEY STATISTICS

HAYS COUNTY
APRIL 27 MAY 4
MAY 11
MAY 18
NEW CASES
(Total new cases since the last report. This includes both PCR and antigen-positive tests. This is a change from the previous 2 years reporting that separated PCR tests (confirmed) from antigen tests (probable).)
147
170
212
272 
DAILY CASE RATE PER 100,000 (7-day average)
(The number of new cases per 100,000 population. This is calculated by dividing the 7-day average by the county population and multiplying by 100,000. This standardizes the data in a way that makes it easy to compare data across areas with differing populations.)
8.7
10.1
12.6
16.1 
WEEKLY CASE RATE PER 100,000 (7-day average) Calculated by dividing the total number of cases in the past 7 days by the county population and multiplying by 100,000. This metric is one that the CDC is currently using to determine COVID-19 community levels.
61
70.5
87.9
 112.8
ACTIVE CASES
(The number of new cases over the past 7 days. This number is a very broad estimate of the number of people who may be contagious.)

147
170
212
272 
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS (total past 7 days)
(Total number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions in the past 7 days.)
2
1
2
 1
HOSPITALIZATIONS PER 100K (7-day average)
(Total number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions divided by the county population and multiplied by 100,00.)
1
0
1
FATALITIES
(COVID-19 deaths reported in the past 7 days.)
0
0
1
7-DAY TEST POSITIVITY RATE
(Percentage of performed tests that were positive in the past 7 days. Calculated by dividing the number of positive test results by the total number of reported tests and multiplying by 100. Test positivity rate aims to measure the viral prevalence in a community but is also affected by testing strategies and availability.)
7.23%
8.48
10.68%
13.73%

NR = Not Reported

 

UPDATED MAY 18, 2022

TEXAS & COVID-19: THE AFFECTS

NOTE: DSHS has removed the estimates of active and recovered cases because of the difficulty of assigning them to a specific year.

TEXAS POPULATION: 29 MILLION

NOTE: NR = Not Reported
Population Source: Census Bureau Population Clock

STATE OF TEXAS MAY 16
MAY 17 MAY 18
TOTAL TESTED (*provisionary)
64,668,364
64,700,451
64,755,077
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
5,580,673
5,582,853
5,586,055
NEW DAILY CASES (*provisionary)
1,428
2,180
3,202
PROBABLE CASES
1,206,788
1,207,823
1,209,351
NEW PROBABLE CASES
178
1,035
1,528
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS (*provisionary) 773 803 836
TOTAL FATALITIES
86,713
86,723
86,732
FATALITIES OVER PAST 24 HOURS (*provisionary)
0
10
9
FEMALE % (updated on Fridays)
51.7% 51.7% 51.7%
MALE % (updated on Fridays)
45.15% 45.15% 45.15%
UNKNOWN % (Gender) (updated on Friday’s)
3.15% 3.15% 3.15%
ASIAN % (updated on Fridays)
2.43% 2.43% 2.43%
BLACK % (updated on Fridays)
7.71% 7.71% 7.71%
HISPANIC % (updated on Fridays)
26.44% 26.44% 26.44%
OTHER % (updated on Fridays)
2.58% 2.58% 2.58%
UNKNOWN % (updated on Fridays)
38.48% 38.48% 38.48%
WHITE % (updated on Fridays)
22.37% 22.37% 22.37%

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*UPDATED MAY 18, 2021

U.S. CORONAVIRUS CASE OVERVIEW

*Disclaimer: This data is provisional and the situation changes rapidly and might not reflect some cases still being reported.

US POPULATION: 330 MILLION

U.S. OVERVIEW

POSITIVE
FATALITIES
RECOVERED
ACTIVE
MAY 18
(*provisionary)
84,473,447  1,027,285  81,380,775  2,065,387 
MAY 17
(*provisionary)
84,357,607  1,026,899  81,327,131  2,003,577 
MAY 16
(*provisionary)
84,230,829  1,026,670  81,282,964  1,921,195 
MAY 15
(*provisionary)
84,209,473 1,026,646 81,244,260 1,938,567
MAY 14
(*provisionary)
84,174,521 1,026,527 81,207,081 1,940,913

Population Source: Census Bureau Population Clock

INTERNATIONAL CORONAVIRUS CASE OVERVIEW

*Disclaimer: This data is provisional and the situation changes rapidly and might not reflect some cases still being reported.

WORLD POPULATION: 7.7 BILLION

WORLDWIDE
OVERVIEW
POSITIVE
FATALITIES RECOVERED ACTIVE
MAY 18
(*provisionary)
524,246,123  6,292,858  494,172,720  23,780,545 
MAY 17
(*provisionary)
523,352,253  6,290,956  493,341,854  23,719,443 
MAY 16
(*provisionary)
521,354,769  6,288,643  491,927,077  23,139,049 
MAY 15
(*provisionary)
521,009,618 6,287,974 475,405,935 39,315,709
MAY 14
(*provisionary)
520,482,796 6,286,918 475,072,820 39,123,058

Population Source: Census Bureau Population Clock

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