Hays County reports two COVID-19-related fatalities Nov. 22-29

Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Hays County. There are 13 people currently hospitalized. Of those, 10 are unvaccinated, or about 77%. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Hays County. There are 13 people currently hospitalized. Of those, 10 are unvaccinated, or about 77%. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Hays County. There are 13 people currently hospitalized. Of those, 10 are unvaccinated, or about 77%. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Hays County reported two new COVID-19-related fatalities along with 10 new hospitalizations. The data reflects the period from Nov. 22-29.

The Hays County Local Health Department reported two COVID-19-related fatalities in the seven-day period—a Kyle man in his 70s and a Wimberley man in his 50s.

There were 75 new cases confirmed by the county between Nov. 22-29, and 211 residents were considered recovered in that time, bringing the current active total down to 311. Last week’s active total was 453.

Of the 13 people hospitalized, 10 are unvaccinated, which is about 77%.

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 six are not ICU patients. One vaccinated patient is in the ICU without a ventilator.


The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 30,374 since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 528 have occurred in the past 21 days.

Hays County reported 286,821 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 406 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 71.10%, and 60.75% of residents are fully vaccinated. About 99.99% of Hays County residents 65 years old and older received at least one dose, and 93.11% of that population is fully vaccinated.

Both Hays and San Marcos CISDs keep a COVID-19 dashboard of cases. Hays CISD currently does not have any active student or staff cases. There are not any closed campuses or classrooms actively in a remote learning situation.

San Marcos CISD also reported no active student cases and one active staff case. 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.