On Aug. 30 Hays County reported 11 new COVID-19-related fatalities since Aug. 21 along with 60 new hospitalizations over the weekend of Aug. 28-30.

Among the fatalities were a Buda man in his 60s, a Dripping Springs man in his 70s, five men in Kyle in their 50s and 60s, a Kyle woman in her 80s, a Niederwald woman in her 50s, a San Marcos man in his 80s and a Wimberley man in his 60s.

There were 274 new cases confirmed by the county on Aug. 30, brining the active total to 2,024.

Of those hospitalized, 53 are unvaccinated, 22 are in the intensive care unit on ventilators, 12 are in the ICU without a ventilator, and the remaining 26 are not ICU patients.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 25,142 since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 3,299 have occurred in the past 21 days.

Hays County reported 221,557 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 318 fatalities.

The percent of residents getting vaccinated continues to increase.

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 70.32%, and 58.56% 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 St., San Marcos, and 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.