Hays County reports 2 COVID-19-related fatalities Nov. 8-15

Hays County saw 217 newly confirmed cases and seven new hospitalizations with four new discharges; there are 11 people hospitalized. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County saw 217 newly confirmed cases and seven new hospitalizations with four new discharges; there are 11 people hospitalized. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Hays County saw 217 newly confirmed cases and seven new hospitalizations with four new discharges; there are 11 people hospitalized. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Hays County reported two new COVID-19-related fatalities along with 11 new hospitalizations. The data reflects the period from Nov. 8-15.

The Hays County Local Health Department reported two COVID-related fatalities in the eight-day period—two Kyle men in their 80s.

There were 217 new cases confirmed by the county between Nov. 8-15 and 180 residents were considered recovered in that time, bringing the current active total up to 401. Last week’s active total was 380, down from 569 reported on Oct. 25.

There were 14 cases removed from county data due to duplications or being out of county, the health department reported.

Of the 11 people hospitalized, nine are unvaccinated, which is about 82%.


Of those in the hospital, three are in the intensive care unit on ventilators, four are in the ICU without a ventilator, and the remaining three are not ICU patients. One vaccinated patient is in the ICU.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 30,067 since the beginning of the pandemic, 597 of which have occurred in the past 21 days.

Hays County reported 281,618 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 403 fatalities.

The Texas Department of State Health Services now reports total vaccine counts based on those 5 years old and up instead of 12 years old and up. The total number of Hays County residents 5 years old and up with at least one vaccine dose is now 69.55%, and 60.04% of residents are fully vaccinated. Nearly all Hays County residents 65 years and older have received at least one dose, or 99.99%, and 92.24% of that population is fully vaccinated.

Both Hays and San Marcos Consolidated Independent School Districts keep a COVID-19 dashboard of cases. Hays CISD currently has 28 active student cases, down from 51 in the previous reporting period. There are five active staff cases. There are not any classrooms actively in a remote learning situation or closed campuses.

San Marcos CISD has one active student case and three active staff. 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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