Hays County remains at low COVID-19 transmission rate

The Hays County Local Health Department reports 136 active cases, zero COVID-related fatalities in this week's update

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.”

HAYS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, TX – The Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) is now reporting COVID-19 data in a manner that is more in line with how the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) now calculates whether a community has high, medium or low transmission (visit that webpage here; Hays County is currently identified as Low Transmission). It’s also in a more standardized format for comparability across counties and regions.

HCLHD reminds everyone that COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that spreads primarily through the air. Wearing an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask while indoors will reduce your chances of catching the virus. Additional measures include utilizing indoor air filters, social distancing, and frequent hand washing.

Staying up to date with COVID vaccinations greatly reduces the risk of severe disease and death. Everyone age five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. Everyone over the age of 16 is encouraged to get a booster dose.

Hays County residents can upload at-home COVID-19 test results here: https://arcg.is/1G4P1r. No identifying information is collected. While these reports are not included in our official case counts, they help provide a better understanding of community spread.

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UPDATED APRIL 20, 2022

HAYS COUNTY & COVID-19: THE AFFECTS

KEY STATISTICS

HAYS COUNTY
MAR. 30
APRIL 6
APRIL 14
APRIL 20
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).)
109
127
99
136 
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.)
6.5
7.5
5.9
8.1 
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.
45.2
52.7
41.1
 56.4
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.)

109
127
99
136 
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS (total past 7 days)
(Total number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions in the past 7 days.)
5
3
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.)
2
1
0
 1
FATALITIES
(COVID-19 deaths reported in the past 7 days.)
1
0
0
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.)
3.63%
4.82%
6.13%
6.26%

NR = Not Reported

 

UPDATED APRIL 20, 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.
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TEXAS POPULATION: 29 MILLION

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

STATE OF TEXAS APRIL 18 APRIL 19 APRIL 20
TOTAL TESTED (*provisionary)
63,516,091 
63,553,404 
63,584,632 
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
5,526,849 
5,528,798 
5,530,239 
NEW DAILY CASES (*provisionary)
725 
1,949 
1,441 
PROBABLE CASES
1,182,379 
1,183,549 
1,184,634 
NEW PROBABLE CASES
292 
1,170 
1,085 
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS (*provisionary) 796  763  789 
TOTAL FATALITIES
86,368 
86,396 
86,414 
FATALITIES OVER PAST 24 HOURS (*provisionary)
0
28 
18 
FEMALE % (updated on Fridays)
51.67% 51.67% 51.67%
MALE % (updated on Fridays)
45.15% 45.15% 45.15%
UNKNOWN % (Gender) (updated on Friday’s)
3.18% 3.18% 3.18%
ASIAN % (updated on Fridays)
2.38% 2.38% 2.38%
BLACK % (updated on Fridays)
7.69% 7.69% 7.69%
HISPANIC % (updated on Fridays)
26.44% 26.44% 26.44%
OTHER % (updated on Fridays)
2.57% 2.57% 2.57%
UNKNOWN % (updated on Fridays)
38.7% 38.7% 38.7%
WHITE % (updated on Fridays)
22.23% 22.23% 22.23%

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*UPDATED APRIL 20, 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
APRIL 20
(*provisionary)
82,416,687  1,016,159  80,276,197  1,124,331 
APRIL 19
(*provisionary)
82,377,156  1,015,790  80,244,093  1,117,273 
APRIL 18
(*provisionary)
82,316,348 1,015,451 80,202,314 1,098,583
APRIL 17
(*provisionary)
82,309,113 1,015,441 80,166,281 1,127,391
APRIL 16
(*provisionary)
82,295,768 1,015,357 80,129,374 1,151,037

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
APRIL 20
(*provisionary)
506,130,318  6,228,687  458,318,181  41,583,450 
APRIL 19
(*provisionary)
505,287,949  6,225,268  457,106,298  41,956,383 
APRIL 18
(*provisionary)
504,829,432 6,223,540 456,041,538 42,564,354
APRIL 17
(*provisionary)
504,418,886 6,222,319 455,232,875 42,963,692
APRIL 16
(*provisionary)
503,885,160 6,220,778 454,416,046 43,248,336

Population Source: Census Bureau Population Clock

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