Hays County sees 3 COVID-19-related fatalities Aug. 19

The total number of Hays County residents 12 years old and up with at least one vaccine dose rose to 68.54%, and 56.73% of residents are fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The total number of Hays County residents 12 years old and up with at least one vaccine dose rose to 68.54%, and 56.73% of residents are fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The total number of Hays County residents 12 years old and up with at least one vaccine dose rose to 68.54%, and 56.73% of residents are fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

On Aug. 19, Hays County hospitals reported 57 people hospitalized for COVID-19, along with three COVID-19-related fatalities.

Among the fatalities were a Buda woman in her 60s, a Dripping Springs woman in her 90s and a Kyle man in his 90s. That brings the total number of deceased since the Aug. 14 weekend to seven, including a Kyle woman in her 80s reported on Aug. 18 and three others previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper—a Kyle man in his 50s, a San Marcos woman in her 60s and a San Marcos man in his 90s.

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 152 new lab-confirmed cases Aug. 19, bringing the total of active cases to 2,243.

Of the 57 patients hospitalized in the county, 45 are unvaccinated and 12 are fully vaccinated.

The total number of cases in Hays County has now reached 23,630 since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 3,265 have occurred over the past 21 days, and 1,122 were hospitalized.


Hays County reported 212,042 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 296 fatalities.

The percent of residents getting vaccinated continues to tick up. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that the total number of Hays County residents 12 years old and up with at least one vaccine dose rose to 68.54%, and 56.73% of residents are fully vaccinated.

The county is still offering “no appointment needed” vaccine clinics, Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Live Oak Community Clinic, 401 Broadway, San Marcos, where they have the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines available.

Every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine is available at CommunicCare, 2810 Dacy Lane in Kyle.

Austin Community College’s Hays Campus also has a walk-in clinic Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9-11 a.m., 1200 Kohlers Crossing, Bldg. 1000, Kyle.
By Eric Weilbacher

Editor, New Braunfels and San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

Eric joinedCommunity Impact Newspaper as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. He brings a passion for accurate, compelling story telling and human interest to his work.



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