Hays County reports six COVID-related fatalities; 1,185 new lab-confirmed 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.”

Hays County Courthouse, TX – Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports six COVID-related fatalities since Friday’s update: an Austin woman in her 70s, a Kyle man in his 60s, a Kyle man in his 70s, a San Marcos man in his 70s, a San Marcos man in his 80s, and a Wimberley man in his 70s.

The department also reports 1,185 new lab-confirmed cases along with 34 new hospitalizations and 30 new hospital discharges. There are 1,076 additional persons considered recovered. The total number of persons considered recovered is 37,642. During a routine data audit, the HCLHD removed 44 cases due to out-of-county or duplicate.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County since the beginning of the pandemic is 43,973. Hays County has 5,894 active cases. Hays County has had 1,543 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 31 people are currently hospitalized. Of those, 20 people (65%) are unvaccinated.

Hays County residents can now upload at-home COVID-19 test results to the local health department here: https://arcg.is/1G4P1r. All information is confidential and no identifying information is collected. While these reports will not be included in the official case counts for Hays County, they will provide a better understanding of community spread.

We remind everyone of some simple measures to help slow the spread of the virus, including frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask when indoors around large groups of people. Additionally, a COVID-19 vaccine may reduce the risk of severe symptoms or death in those who contract for the virus. Children age 5-11 are eligible to receive pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccine opportunities:

  • NOT OFFERING VACCINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE M-F, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines @ Christus Trinity Clinic (formerly Live Oak), 401 Broadway, San Marcos, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
  • 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

UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2022

HAYS COUNTY & COVID-19: THE AFFECTS
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* Disclaimer: As this is a fast-moving situation, the information included below is provisional and subject to change.
*If listed as NR, the latest information has not been released by Hays County; the table will be updated when the data is available. C
oronavirus case and demographic stats are reported Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s only.

HAYS COUNTY CORONAVIRUS DAILY UPDATE

 

HAYS COUNTY POPULATION: 230,191

Population Source: Census Bureau Population Clock
NOTE: N/R = Not Reported

Current Hospitalizations – 31

Current Hospitalizations – 31
In ICU no Vent In ICU with Vent Non-ICU Total
Unvaccinated 4 2 14 20
Vaccinated 4 0 7 11

 

HAYS COUNTY CURRENT STATS

HAYS COUNTY
JAN. 19 JAN. 20 – JAN. 21
JAN. 22 – JAN. 24
ACTIVE (*provisionary)
6,284
5,791
5,894 
TOTAL LAB-CONFIRMED
(*provisionary)
41,685
42,832
43,973 
NEWLY CONFIRMED 577
1,147
1,185 
PROBABLE CASES 4,500
5,0147
5,167 
TOTAL RECOVERED
34,974
36,610
37,642 
RECOVERED SINCE LAST UPDATE
183
1,636
1,076 
CASES REMOVED (*Reported Mondays) NR
NR
44(10 hospitalizations) 
FATALITIES 427
431
437 
TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 1,502
1,519
1,543 
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS 27
27
31 
FEMALE
22,223
22,891
23,537 
MALE
19,462
19,941
20,436 
AMERICAN INDIAN 0.2%
0.25%
0.2%
ASIAN 1.3%
1.3%
1.3%
BLACK
3.7%
3.7%
3.7%
NATIVE HAWAIIAN
/ PACIFIC ISLANDER
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
WHITE
69.3%
69.3%
69.3%
OTHER
4.9%
4.9%
4.9%
NOT SPECIFIED
/ UNKNOWN
20.6%
20.6%
20.6%
HISPANIC
49.0%
49.0%
49.0%
NON-HISPANIC
38.0%
38.0%
38.0%
NOT SPECIFIED 13.0%
13.0%
13.0%
TOTAL ACTIVE CASES BY AGE GROUPS

HAYS COUNTY POPULATION: 230,191

UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2022
*Note: the totals and percentage rates below include “probable cases.” percentages may be rounded up.

AGE RANGE FEMALE MALE TOTAL
0-9 YRS. 338 308 648
10-19 YRS. 562 427 989
20-29 YRS. 776 532 1,308
30-39 YRS. 645 403 1,048
40-49 YRS. 520 347 867
50-59 YRS. 266 227 493
60-69 YRS. 177 142 319
70-79 YRS. 87 77 164
>80 YRS. 36 24 60
TOTAL 3,407 2,487 5,894
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES BY AGE GROUPS

HAYS COUNTY POPULATION: 230,191

UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2022
*Note: the totals and percentage rates below include “probable cases.” percentages may be rounded up.

 

AGE RANGE
FEMALE
MALE
TOTAL
FATALITIES
0-9 YRS.
1,900
1,968
3,868
1
10-19 YRS.
3,848
3,341
7,190
2
20-29 YRS.
6,063
5,094
11,157
5
30-39 YRS. 3,989 3,227 7,216 14
40-49 YRS.
3,319
2,766
6,085
32
50-59 YRS.
2,081
1,963
4,044
59
60-69 YRS.
1,341
1,224
2,565
87
70-79 YRS.
649 612 1,261 104
>80 YRS.
347
241
587
133
TOTAL
23,537
20,436
43,973
437
AFFECTS BY CITY

HAYS COUNTY POPULATION: 230,191

UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2022
*Note: the totals and percentage rates below include “probable cases.” percentages may be rounded up.

 

CITY CASE TOTALS
ACTIVE CASES
RECOVERED
FATALITIES
AUSTIN 1,189 114 1,059 16
BEAR CREEK 8 0 8 0
BUDA 8,400 1,217 7,113 70
CREEDMOOR 14 6 7 1
DRIFTWOOD 634 67 561 6
DRIPPING SPRINGS 1,839 163 1,657 19
HAYS 3 0 3 0
KYLE 14,210 1,975 12,104 131
MANCHACA 71 3 68 0
MAXWELL 207 67 139 1
MOUNTAIN CITY 115 14 99 2
NIEDERWALD 206 24 181 1
SAN MARCOS 14,493 1,868 12,467 158
UHLAND 102 22 78 2
WIMBERLEY 2,468 352 2,089
27
WOODCREEK 14 2 9 3
TOTAL 43,973 5,894 37,642 437

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UPDATED JANUARY 24, 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 JAN. 22 JAN. 23 JAN. 24
TOTAL TESTED (*provisionary)
55,606,051
55,862,537
56,018,405
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
4,895,200
4,944,397
4,978,176
NEW DAILY CASES (*provisionary)
52,287
49,197
33,779
PROBABLE CASES
980,922
989,843
994,988
NEW PROBABLE CASES
10,730
8,921
5,145
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS (*provisionary) 13,324 13,099 13,001
TOTAL FATALITIES
76,798
76,875
76,904
FATALITIES OVER PAST 24 HOURS (*provisionary)
186
77
29
FEMALE % (updated on Friday’s)
50.53% 50.53% 50.53%
MALE % (updated on Friday’s)
45.69% 45.69% 45.69%
UNKNOWN % (Gender) (updated on Friday’s)
3.79% 3.79% 3.79%
ASIAN % (updated on Friday’s)
3.79% 3.79% 3.79%
BLACK % (updated on Friday’s)
7.81% 7.81% 7.81%
HISPANIC % (updated on Friday’s)
26.08% 26.08% 26.08%
OTHER % (updated on Friday’s)
0.81% 0.81% 0.81%
WHITE % (updated on Friday’s)
41.66% 41.66% 41.66%
UNKNOWN % (updated on Friday’s)
21.67% 21.67% 21.67%

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