Lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hays County continue to climb as the 470 new cases over the weekend bring the current active case total to 1,425.

The Hays County Local Health Department also reported two COVID-19-related deaths—a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s, both Kyle residents.

In an Aug. 2 news release, the county reported 30 new hospitalizations along with the 470 new cases and 17 new hospital discharges. The addition of those 30 new hospitalizations brings the total to 44 currently hospitalized.

Hays County has seen 20,966 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,005 COVID-19-related hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic. There are 71 additional patients from the beginning of the summer who are now considered recovered.

In the last 21 days Hays County has reported 1,627 active cases. There are currently 2,300 probable cases in the county.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 215,265 tests have been administered in Hays County.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 65.15% of county residents age 12 and up have received at least one dose, and 54.93% are considered fully vaccinated.

The county is still offering walk-in vaccine clinics weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Live Oak Community Clinic, 401 Broadway St., San Marcos, and the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available.

Every Thursday and Friday form 8 a.m.-4 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine is available at CommuniCare, 2810 Dacy Lane, Kyle.