Hays County reports 459 active COVID-19 cases and a medium transmission rate

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 – 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 Medium Transmission). It’s also in a more standardized format for comparability across counties and regions.

A June 10, 2022, data audit by the Hays County Local Health Department Epidemiology Team added about 1,300 cases to our COVID-19 dashboard. The dates of those cases range across the entire pandemic from March 2020 to the present, with several hundred from January 2022 when the Omicron variant was prevalent. The data is mainly reflected on the cumulative tab.

HCLHD may receive information about COVID-19 cases days, weeks or months after the fact. This has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic and is a product of data reporting lags from a variety of sources including physicians, hospitals and other health departments. If you notice additional cases, hospitalizations, or fatalities on the dashboard, please know they are not recent. We issue a weekly report showing the most current data.

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.

Vaccine opportunities:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pfizer, @ 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 JUNE 15, 2022

HAYS COUNTY & COVID-19: THE AFFECTS

KEY STATISTICS

HAYS COUNTY
MAY 25
JUNE 1
JUNE 8
JUNE 15
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).)
307
343
506
459 
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.)
18.2
20.3
30
 24
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.
127.4
142.3
209.9
190 
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.)

307
343
506
459 
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS (total past 7 days)
(Total number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions in the past 7 days.)
3
2
3
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
1
1
FATALITIES
(COVID-19 deaths reported in the past 7 days.)
1
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.)
13.29%
16.88%
21.04%
17.15%

*combined PCR and Antigen positives; includes data from 6/9/22 to 6/15/22

NOTE: Data is provisional and subject to change

 

UPDATED JUNE 15, 2022

TEXAS & COVID-19: THE AFFECTS

NOTE: Texas DSHS will not be updating their stats over the holiday weekend.

TEXAS POPULATION: 29 MILLION

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

 

STATE OF TEXAS JUNE 13 JUNE 14 JUNE 15
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
5,698,628 
5,703,452 
5,708,143 
NEW DAILY CASES (*provisionary)
5,437 
4,824 
4,691 
PROBABLE CASES
1,246,742 
1,248,780 
1,250,386 
NEW PROBABLE CASES
1,854 
2,038 
1,606 
TOTAL FATALITIES
86,914 
86,922 
86,932 
FATALITIES OVER PAST 24 HOURS (*provisionary)
1
8
10
AVAILABLE STAFFED HOSPITAL BEDS 9,254  9,130  8,710 
CURRENT COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS (*provisionary) 1,543  1,638  1,655 
ADULTS COVID-19 PATIENTS IN GENERAL BEDS 1,197  1,282  1,313 
ADULTS COVID-19 PATIENTS IN ICU BEDS 253  263  256 
PEDIATRIC COVID-19 PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL 93  93  86 
FEMALE % (updated on Fridays)
51.8% 51.8% 51.8%
MALE % (updated on Fridays)
45.13% 45.13% 45.13%
UNKNOWN % (Gender) (updated on Friday’s)
3.06% 3.06% 3.06%
ASIAN % (updated on Fridays)
2.53% 2.53% 2.53%
BLACK % (updated on Fridays)
7.75% 7.75% 7.75%
HISPANIC % (updated on Fridays)
26.37% 26.37% 26.37%
OTHER % (updated on Fridays)
2.62% 2.62% 2.62%
UNKNOWN % (updated on Fridays)
38.23% 38.23% 38.23%
WHITE % (updated on Fridays)
22.5% 22.5% 22.5%

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*UPDATED JUNE 15, 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
JUNE 15
(*provisionary)
87,549,563  1,036,483  83,339,680  3,173,400 
JUNE 14
(*provisionary)
87,424,846  1,036,084  83,245,798  3,142,964 
JUNE 13
(*provisionary)
87,321,703  1,035,847  83,159,792  3,126,064 
JUNE 12
(*provisionary)
87,305,419 1,035,828 83,080,227 3,189,364
JUNE 11
(*provisionary)
87,246,309 1,035,675 83,014,518 3,196,116

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
JUNE 15
(*provisionary)
541,874,519  6,334,507  517,116,959  18,423,053 
JUNE 14
(*provisionary)
541,115,296  6,332,703  516,467,549  18,315,044 
JUNE 13
(*provisionary)
540,627,450  6,331,697  515,963,016  18,332,737 
JUNE 12
(*provisionary)
540,318,950 6,331,223 515,539,891 18,447,836
JUNE 11
(*provisionary)
539,909,346 6,330,207 512,574,513 21,004,626

Population Source: Census Bureau Population Clock

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