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Hays County reports 1 COVID-19 fatality, 109 new cases in weekly report

Hays County Local Health Department reported one death from COVID-19 in its weekly report.

The county also reported 109 new cases, 109 active cases, 45.2 weekly cases per 100,000, 6.5 daily cases per 100,000, five hospital admissions and two new admissions per 100,000 in the weekly report, which includes information from 24 -30 March.

The seven-day positive rate for Wednesday’s report was 3.63%.

Hays County Local Health Department currently reports COVID-19 data in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess whether a community has a high, medium or low transmission

Hays County has had a low rate of COVID-19 transmission since Wednesday, according to the CDC.

The Texas Department of Health reported an additional 789 laboratory-confirmed cases Wednesday. There were now 5,500,054 Texans diagnosed with COVID-19 and 85,946 deaths as of Wednesday. There are currently 1,134 Texans being treated for coronavirus, according to the DSHS. The percentage of positivity at the national level since Wednesday is 2.87%.

Texas State University has recorded 4,466 cases of coronavirus as of Aug. 1, 2021 – 3,757 among students and 709 among faculty and staff – at the time of publication. There are currently 53 active cases, according to the university control panel.

DEFINITIONS OF MEASUREMENT COVID-19, COURTED BY HAYS COUNTRY:

New cases: Set of new cases from the last report. This includes both PCR and positive antigen tests. This is a change from the previous two years that reported that they separated PCR tests (confirmed) from antigen tests (possible).

Daily rate of cases per 100 thousand (average of seven days): The number of daily new cases per 100,000 population. This is calculated by dividing the seven-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 between regions with different populations.

Weekly rate of cases per 100 thousand (average of seven days): It was calculated by dividing the total number of cases in the last 7 days by the county population and multiplying by 100,000. This measurement is the one currently used by the CDC to determine COVID-19 community levels.

Active cases: The number of new cases in the last seven days. This number is a very broad estimate of the number of people that can be contagious.

Hospital admissions (last seven days): Total number of new admissions to COVID-19 hospitals in the last seven days.

Hospitalization per 100,000 (average 7 days): Total number of new admissions to COVID-19 hospitals divided by the county population and multiplied by 100.00.

Deadly: Deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the last seven days.

Seven days positivity rate: Percentage of tests performed that were positive in the last seven days. It is calculated by dividing the number of positive test results by the total number of reported tests and multiplying by 100. The test positive rate is intended to measure the prevalence of the virus in a community, but is also influenced by testing strategies and availability.

VACCINE AVAILABILITY

In Hays County, there are no “need to make an appointment” vaccine clinics available. Vaccines are available at Christus Trinity Clinic (formerly Live Oak), 401 Broadway from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with available doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. A Pfizer Vaccine Clinic takes place at Communicare in Kyle at 2810 Dacy Lane every Monday-Friday from 8-11am. and 1-4 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in San Marcos at many CVS pharmacies, many Walgreens pharmacies, and both HEB pharmacies, B&J Pharmacy, San Marcos Family Medicine and Sam’s Club Pharmacy. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to see other locations throughout the province. Check with each location to see if an appointment is required or if the visit is accepted.

According to the DSHS, 142,890 residents of the county are considered fully vaccinated – 66.37% of the 215,309 eligible residents who are 5 years old and over Wednesday. The DSHS said 167,006 residents of Hays County had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine – 77.57% of eligible residents. In addition, the DSHS said 56,551 Hays County residents have received an additional dose of the vaccine since Wednesday.



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