Hays County reports 5 COVID-19-related fatalities since Feb. 19

Hays County reported five fatalities and 357 new cases of COVID-19 from Feb. 19-22. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County reported five fatalities and 357 new cases of COVID-19 from Feb. 19-22. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Hays County reported five fatalities and 357 new cases of COVID-19 from Feb. 19-22. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Hays County reported five COVID-19-related fatalities Feb. 22 along with 357 new confirmed cases for a total of 2,501 active cases. The data reflects the period of Feb. 19-22.





The Hays County Local Health Department identified the fatalities as an Austin woman in her 80s, a Kyle woman in her 40s, a San Marcos man in his 50s, a San Marcos woman in her 60s and a San Marcos man in his 70s.

Of the 2,501 active cases, there are 14 individuals hospitalized, six of which are unvaccinated.

Of the 14 hospitalized individuals, seven are in the intensive care unit; two individuals are on ventilators.

Overall, the county has recorded 52,203 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, 49,226 of which are considered recovered.


The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that of those in Hays County age 5 and up, 76.88% have received at least one vaccine dose, and 65.53% are fully vaccinated. Approximately 99.99% of Hay County residents age 65 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, and 94.13% of residents are fully vaccinated.

With the exception of fully vaccinated Hays County residents 65 and older, the county is ahead of the statewide vaccination rates.
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.