Hays County reported three new COVID-19-related fatalities along with seven new hospitalizations. The data reflects the period from Sept. 28-30.

The Hays County Local Health Department reported two COVID-19-related fatalities Sept. 28 and one Sept. 30. that include a Kyle man in his 60s, a woman from Kyle in her 60s and a Wimberley man in his 60s.

Some 192 new cases were confirmed by the county Sept. 28-30, and 420 residents were considered recovered in that time, bringing the current active total down to 1,099, down from 1,524 reported Sept. 23.

Of the 36 people currently hospitalized, 29 are unvaccinated, which is about 81%.

Eighteen are in the intensive care unit on ventilators; 11 are in the ICU without a ventilator; and the remaining seven are not ICU patients. Two vaccinated patients are in the ICU.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 28,564 since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 2,025 have occurred in the past 21 days.

Hays County reported 255,450 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 367 fatalities.

The percentage of residents getting vaccinated continues to increase, although the pace is slowing.

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 73.14%, and 62.78% of residents are fully vaccinated. Both numbers are less than a percentage point up from Sept. 27.

88.67% of residents 65 years and older are fully vaccinated.

Both Hays and San Marcos CISDs keep an up-to-date COVID-19 dashboard of cases. HCISD has 124 active student cases and 14 active staff cases. There are not any classrooms actively in a remote learning situation.

SMCISD has 18 active cases and four 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, San Marcos, and has 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, Kyle.

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