Hays County reports 3 COVID-19-related fatalities and nine new hospitalizations, latest numbers show

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Hays County reported three deaths and 174 new COVID-19 cases between Oct. 9-12. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hays County reported three deaths and 174 new COVID-19 cases between Oct. 9-12. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hays County reported three new COVID-19-related fatalities along with nine new hospitalizations, according to data from Oct. 9-12.

The Hays County Local Health Department reported three COVID-related fatalities over the weekend that include a Kyle man in his 50s, a Kyle woman in her 80s and a Wimberley woman in her 40s.

In addition, 174 new cases were confirmed by the county between Oct. 9 through Oct. 12, and 257 residents were considered recovered in that time, bringing the current active cases total down to 741. Last week’s active total was 988, down from 1,524 reported on Sept. 23.

Of the 26 people currently hospitalized, 25 are unvaccinated, which is about 96%, data showed.

There are 10 patients in the intensive care unit on ventilators, six in the ICU without a ventilator, and the remaining 10 are not ICU patients. One vaccinated patient is in the ICU.


The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 29,167 since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,312 cases that have occurred in the past 21 days.

Hays County reported 263,340 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 382 total fatalities.

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 73.9%, and 63.75% of residents are fully vaccinated. Both numbers are less than a percentage point up from Sept. 30.

About 89% of residents 65 years and older are fully vaccinated.

Both Hays Consolidated and San Marcos Consolidated school districts keep an up-to-date COVID-19 dashboard of cases. Hays CISD currently has 89 active student cases, up slightly from 80 last week. There are eight active staff cases, down from 12 last week. There are not any classrooms actively in a remote learning situation.

San Marcos CISD has 11 active student cases and seven active staff cases. All campuses in both districts are open.

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

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

A drive-through clinic is coming soon offered by MD Diagnostics at the Old Walnut Springs School, 300 Sportsplex, Dripping Springs.
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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