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Hays County reports 52 COVID-19 recoveries, 42 new cases Monday

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department tallied an additional 52 recoveries from COVID-19, 42 new lab-confirmed cases, three hospitalizations and two hospital charges on Monday, which includes information reported over the weekend. 

There are currently 1,734 active COVID-19 cases — 10 fewer than Friday — and there have been 5,778 total cases since the first diagnosis of the virus in Hays County on March 14. 

With the 52 newly reported recoveries, 3,992 Hays County residents have now recovered from the disease.

There are currently 11 county residents hospitalized by the coronavirus and there have been 168 total hospitalizations after the fluctuation in hospitalizations and discharges reported Monday. Some patients hospitalized by COVID-19 are in hospitals outside of Hays County but are included in the county’s numbers if they reside within the county, the local health department said. The county added that the Christus Health System, which includes CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital — San Marcos, did not report its numbers to the local health department Monday. Any new information will be provided in Tuesday’s update.  

Hays County has reported 52 coronavirus-related fatalities since the first diagnosis of the virus within its boundaries. 

Hays County COVID-19 Stats, San Marcos Daily Record, Colton Ashabrannner

The county has received 26,202 negative tests and there have been 31,980 tests administered in Hays County.

San Marcos has tallied the most coronavirus cases in the county but is no longer the city with the most active cases. The city currently has 606 active cases — two more than Friday — and has had 2,917 total cases as of Monday.

Kyle now has 716 active cases and has had 1,730 total. Buda has recorded 767 total cases and currently has 288 active cases. Wimberley has tallied 95 total cases, including 21 active cases. Dripping Springs has amassed 94 total cases and has 49 active cases. Austin, within Hays County, currently has 24 active cases and has had 59 total cases. Driftwood has recorded 37 total cases and has 13 active cases. Niederwald has had 30 total cases. Uhland has had 19 total cases and has nine active cases. Mountain City has had 10 total cases and has four active cases. 

Manchaca has had nine total cases and has three active cases. Maxwell has had nine total cases. Bear Creek and Woodcreek each have had one total case.

The 20-29-age-range has recorded the most COVID-19 cases with 2,199 total cases tallied Friday. 

Nine-hundred-thirty-seven county residents diagnosed with the disease are between 30-39 years old. Six-hundred-seventy-seven people diagnosed with the coronavirus are 40-49 years old. Six-hundred-twenty-six residents fall in the 10-19-year-old age range. Five-hundred-twenty-eight county residents diagnosed with COVID-19 are between 50-59 years old, 330 are 60-69 years old, 189 are 70-79 years old, 189 are 9 years old or younger and 103 are 80 and older.

According to the local health department, 3,026 females and 2,752 males in Hays County have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The county’s ethnic breakdown states 43.54% of county residents diagnosed with the coronavirus are Hispanic, while 37.21% of county residents diagnosed with the disease don’t have a specified ethnicity and 18.24% are non-Hispanic.

By race, 60.9% of county residents who’ve had COVID-19 are white, 36.6% are unknown or not specified, 2% are Black and 0.5% are Asian. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported Monday that there have now been 698,387 Texans diagnosed with COVID-19, there have been 14,917 fatalities and there are 3,132 Texans currently hospitalized by the virus. An estimated 611,856 Texans have recovered from the coronavirus, according to the DSHS.

At Texas State University there have been 515 total coronavirus cases since March 1 — 478 among students and 37 among faculty and staff — as of press time Monday. 

COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks for most people. The disease, however, can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death, especially for older adults and people with existing health problems.

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