Hays County reports 2 COVID-19-related fatalities Nov. 1-8

Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Hays County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Hays County reported two new COVID-19-related fatalities along with seven new hospitalizations. The data reflects the period from Nov. 1-8.

In the eight-day perod, the Hays County Local Health Department reported two COVID-related fatalities, a Driftwood woman in her 40s and a San Marcos man in his 70s.

There were 184 new cases confirmed by the county between Nov. 1-8, and 219 residents were considered recovered in that time, bringing the current active total down to 380. Last week’s active total was 431, down from 569 reported Oct. 25.

Of the 12 people currently hospitalized, eight are unvaccinated, about 89%.

Of those in the hospital, four are in the intensive care unit on ventilators, and four are in the ICU without a ventilator. One vaccinated patient is in the ICU.


The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 29,864 since the beginning of the pandemic, 615 of which have occurred in the past 21 days.

Hays County has reported 278,263 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 401 fatalities.

The Texas Department of State Health Services now reports total vaccine counts based on those age 5 and older instead of age 12 and older. The total number of Hays County residents age 5 and older with at least one vaccine dose is now 68.66%, and 59.62% of residents are fully vaccinated. Nearly all, 99.99%, Hays County residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose, and 91.72% of that population is fully vaccinated.

Both Hays and San Marcos CISDs keep a COVID-19 dashboard of cases. HCISD has 51 active student cases, and there are seven active staff cases. There are not any classrooms actively in a remote learning situation or closed campuses.

SMCISD has seven active student cases and three active staff cases. All campuses in the district are open.
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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