On Sept. 23 Hays County reported one new COVID-19-related fatality along with three new hospitalizations.

The Hays County Local Health Department reported the one fatality was a woman from Kyle in her 60s.

There were 71 new cases confirmed by the county on Sept. 23, bringing the active total to 1,524.

Of those hospitalized, 41 are unvaccinated, which is about 93%.

There are 12 patients in the intensive care unit on ventilators, 18 are in the ICU without a ventilator, and the remaining 14 are not ICU patients. The three vaccinated patients are not ICU patients.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 28,091 since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 2,460 have occurred in the past 21 days.

Hays County reported 249,500 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 357 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 72.72%, and 62.13% of residents are fully vaccinated.

Both Hays and San Marcos Consolidated ISDs keep an up-to-date COVID-19 dashboard of cases. Hays CISD currently has 182 active student cases, and 21 active staff cases. There are two classrooms actively in a remote learning situation.

San Marcos CISD has 58 active cases and eight active staff cases. All campuses in both districts are open.

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.-noon and 1-3 p.m. the Pfizer vaccine is available at CommunicCare, 2810 Dacy Lane, in Kyle.

A drive through clinic is coming soon through MD Diagnostics at the Old Walnut Springs School, 300 Sportsplex, Dripping Springs, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.