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Hays County Confirms 3rd COVID-19 Related Death
05/12/2020

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Local Health Department today confirmed a third fatality due to COVID-19 complications. The individual, who was hospitalized for three weeks, was a San Marcos resident in their 60s.

 

Today’s report also shows five new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s update. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County now has 214 lab-confirmed cases. Of those, 69 are considered active at this time. Schneider said 142 people are now considered recovered from the virus, up two from Monday.

 

Total hospitalizations to date for Hays County is 20, with three persons currently hospitalized. Negative tests are at 2,016 with 117 pending.

 

Note that the COVID-19 online Dashboard is updated twice daily, so it may show different numbers than this daily snapshot as of 4 p.m. on May 12.

 

Lab Confirmed

Negative

Pending

Recovered

Active Cases

Fatalities

Total Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations

214

2,016

117

142

69

3

20

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGE RANGE

Female

Male

Total

 

0-9 yrs.

2

1

3

 

10-19 yrs.

5

4

9

 

20-29 yrs.

24

16

40

 

30-39 yrs.

28

20

48

 

40-49 yrs.

24

9

33

 

50-59 yrs.

20

24

44

 

60-69 yrs.

12

8

20

 

70-79 yrs.

4

5

9

 

> 80 yrs.

5

3

8

 

 

124

90

214

 

 

 

Travel Related

10

 

No Travel Reported

204

 

Interview Pending

0

 

TOTAL

214

 

 

By Area:

Total Cases

Active Cases

 

Austin

6

2

 

Bear Creek

1

1

 

Buda

27

6

 

Driftwood

2

0

 

Dripping Springs

6

3

 

Hays

0

0

 

Kyle

99

34

 

Manchaca

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain City

0

0

 

Niederwald

2

0

 

San Marcos

61

19

 

Uhland

1

0

 

Wimberley

9

4

 

Woodcreek

0

0

 

Total

214

69

 

*Note: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses

Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.

 

Prevention Tips:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times a day, including between your fingers and underneath your nails. Handwashing is considered the best way to remove germs and dirt, and hand sanitizers should be used only when handwashing is not available. The hand sanitizers should be at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective.
  2. Avoid handshaking and high-fives
  3. Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
  4. Stay home when you feel sick
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue then put the tissue in the trash, or use the crook of your elbow if a tissue isn’t available
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household disinfectant cleaning spray or wipe. Clean cell and desk phones, computer keyboards, door handles, and work surfaces often.
  7. The CDC is now recommending persons visiting grocery stores, pharmacies, etc., wear cloth face masks to help keep from spreading COVID-19 since people who are not experiencing symptoms may be contagious. If you have close, frequent contact with a sick person you should also wear a mask as should the patient if he or she is able to wear one.
  8. Avoid travel to areas that have been designated high-risk areas because of multiple verified cases of Corona
  9. Individuals are encouraged to avoid large gatherings. This includes, but is not limited to concerts, plays, sporting events, gymnasiums, dances, and restaurants. Recreation activities that can be practiced in private are encouraged. This virus spreads by person-to-person transmission just like the flu, so limiting human contact can help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

 

Schneider reminded residents to rely on qualified information sources for additional information such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control which offers information in Spanish and Chinese as well as English. The County’s COVID-19 info is here. As with any emergency situation, www.HaysInformed.com, the countywide emergency notification blog, has a rolling list of important information regarding COVID-19. Many City websites also have information for their residents.


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