Hays County Sees 7th COVID Related Death

According to a statement from Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra released last week included language that masks were mandatory and included a $1000 fine for businesses, their employees, and customers for each violation.

On Friday, June 19, Becerra walked back the threat of the fine against businesses.

The latest Executive Order GA-26 issued by Governor Greg Abbott stated there would be no civil or criminal penalty that will be imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face covering.

However, for individuals and businesses who cannot keep the 6-foot suggested social distancing, it is strongly suggested to wear masks.

On June 26, Governor Greg Abbott rolled back reopening efforts to “contain the spread of COVID-19.”

The executive order signed Friday morning included the following:

  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12:00 PM today. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.
  • Rafting and tubing businesses must close.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

The decision came after the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations increased and the positivity rate in Texas increased above 10%, according to the Governor’s Office.

The rollback on reopening came one day after Gov. Abbott announced a temporary pause to additional reopening phases.

On Thursday, June 25, Abbott’s office announced businesses that were permitted to open under the previous phases could continue to operate at the designated occupancy levels and under the minimum standard health protocols provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Abbott also issued an executive order Thursday, which immediately suspended all elective surgeries in four of Texas’s largest counties: Travis, Bexar, Dallas, and Harris.

The order is made in an effort to preserve hospital capacity as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise.

EDITORIAL NOTE
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very fluid situation, and it will continue to be. As new information becomes available from Hays County, the State of Texas and federal government agencies, we will publish those updates.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

HAYS COUNTY CASE TOTALS

*UPDATED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 30, AT 4:30 PM

* Disclaimer: As this is a fast-moving situation, the information included below is provisional and subject to change.

Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases includes 50 additional tests from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

Hays County Local Health Department was informed today of a COVID-related fatality of a Kyle man in his 80s.

NOTE: If residents were tested at a TDEM site, they will receive their results directly from that agency, not the Hays County Local Health Department.

HAYS COUNTY OVERVIEW

  JUNE 29, 2020 JUNE 30, 2020
TOTAL TESTS (includes pending cases)
9,814
10,165
NEW DAILY TESTS (*estimated)
377* 351*
TOTAL CONFIRMED (*estimated)
2,661*
2,819*
ACTIVE (*estimated)
2,233* 2,340*
NEW DAILY CONFIRMED
75
158
TOTAL RECOVERED
422
472
DAILY RECOVERED
4 50
FATALITIES
6 7
NEGATIVE (*estimated)
7,080*
7,273*
HOSPITALIZATIONS TOTAL 62 62
HOSPITALIZATIONS CURRENT 19 17
.

 

DAILY CHANGE IN NEW CASES PER CITY

*Hays County Public Health updates the following information Monday – Friday only
.

CITY TOTAL CASES ACTIVE CASES RECOVERED FATALITIES
AUSTIN
28 18 9 1
BEAR CREEK 1 0 1 0
BUDA 297 233 63 1
CREEDMOOR 0 0 0 0
DRIFTWOOD 13 11 2 0
DRIPPING SPRINGS 37 28 9 0
HAYS 0 0 0 0
KYLE 761 533 227 1
MANCHACA 2 2 0 0
MAXWELL 6 5 1 0
MOUNTAIN CITY 2 2 0 0
NIEDERWALD 10 8 2 0
SAN MARCOS 1,619 1,469 147 3
UHLAND 3 2 1 0
WIMBERLEY 40 29 10 1
WOODCREEK 0 0 0 0
TOTAL
2,819 2,340 472 7

*Note: Some Hays County residents have Austin and Maxwell addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.

HAYS COUNTY POSITIVE TEST BY AGE AND GENDER

*Hays County Public Health updates the following information Monday – Friday only

AGE RANGE FEMALE MALE TOTAL
0-9 YEARS 34 36 70
10-19 YEARS 105 71 176
20-29 YEARS 705 702 1,407
30-39 YEARS 222 210 432
40-49 YEARS 150 134 284
50-59 YEARS 124 109 233
60-69 YEARS 72 52 124
70-79 YEARS 31 26 57
> 80 YEARS 20 16 36
TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
1,463 1,356 2,819

DRILL DOWN OF ETHNICITY & GENDER

*Hays County Public Health updates the following information Monday – Friday only

ETHNICITY FEMALE MALE TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF CASES
HISPANIC 564 535 1,099 39.0%
NON-HISPANIC 277 262 539 19.1%
NOT SPECIFIED 622 559 1,181 41.9%
TOTAL 1,463 1,356 2,819 100%
 

DRILL DOWN BY RACE

*Hays County Public Health updates the following information Monday – Friday only

RACE PERCENTAGE OF CASES
AMERICAN INDIAN 0%
ASIAN 0.5%
BLACK 1.4%
NATIVE HAWAIIAN
/ PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE 51.8%
NOT SPECIFIED
/ UNKNOWN
46.3%

LATEST TEXAS COVID-19 CASE TOTALS
*UPDATED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 30, AT 4:00 PM

Disclaimer: All Texas data below is provisional and subject to change. As this is a fast-moving situation, the information included below is provisional and subject to change.
* These numbers are an estimate based on several assumptions related to hospitalization rates and recovery times, which were informed by data available to date. These assumptions are subject to change as we learn more about COVID-19. The estimated number does not include data from any cases reported prior to 3/24/2020.
*If listed as N/A or TBA, the latest information has not been released by state agencies; the table will be updated when the data is available.

TOTALS JUNE 29, 2020 JUNE 30, 2020
TOTAL TESTED
2,061,939
2,119,036
VIRAL TESTS
1,819,189
1,869,282
ANTIBODY TESTS
187,535
192m657
HOSPITALIZATIONS
*Currently hospitalized lab-confirmed cases
5,913*
6,533*
TOTAL POSITIVE CASES REPORTED
153,011
159,986
ACTIVE *Estimated
69,273*
72,744*
NEW CASES FROM PRIOR DAY *Estimated
4,288*
6,975*
TOTAL RECOVERED *Estimated
81,335*
84,818*
TOTAL RECOVERED OVER LAST 24 HOURS *Estimated
1,361
3,483 
TOTAL FATALITY
2,403
2,424
FATALITIES OVER LAST 24 HOURS
10
21
COUNTIES REPORTING CASES
244 of 254
244 of 254
COUNTIES WITH FATALITIES 132 of 254 133 of 254

NOTE: Case and fatality information is updated daily at 1 pm and is compiled from information reported publicly by local health departments and through the DSHS public health regions. Counts are current as of that morning.
Because some jurisdictions report cases later in the day, local numbers may be more up to date. County case numbers may occasionally go down if the case investigation determines the person is a resident of another county or state.
Testing numbers show the number of test results for Texas residents reported to DSHS by public health and private labs. They do not include pending tests. Additional testing may be occurring by labs not yet reporting all results to DSHS. Unable to deduplicate total test numbers for private labs.
Demographic data comes from completed case investigations. The majority of cases in Texas are still under investigation.
Hospitalization and hospital capacity numbers are reported daily by hospitals through eight Hospital Preparedness Program providers that coordinate health care system preparedness and response activities in Texas.

U.S. & WORLDWIDE CORONAVIRUS CASE OVERVIEW

*UPDATED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 30, AT 7:24 AM
*Disclaimer: This data changes rapidly and might not reflect some cases still being reported.

  CASES REPORTED CASES PER
1M PEOPLE
RECOVERED FATALITIES
U.S. CASE OVERVIEW
2,638,086
8,005 811,095 128,103
WORLDWIDE CASE OVERVIEW
10,302,867
1,325 5,235,908 505,518
.

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  1. Entering our 4th month of this mess and Hays County as finally recorded its seventh (7th) COVID RELATED deaths.

    That’s 7 out of 28,000 (inflated to reflect CDC’s estimate of 90% asymptomatic rate). That is a fatality rate of 0.025%. And we know the current spike within the college age population will have a statistically ZERO fatality rate.

    OPEN UP!

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