Hays County sees coronavirus cases decline over past month

Hays County reported a 60.77% decline in active cases since this time in January. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hays County reported a 60.77% decline in active cases since this time in January. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Hays County reported a 60.77% decline in active cases since this time in January. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the county since Feb. 23 and seven new hospitalizations along with 10 new discharges.

There are 334 residents considered recovered in that timeframe, bringing the current total of active cases down to 2,272. This time in January the active total in the county was 5,791. That is a reduction in active cases of 60.77%.

There are currently 10 people hospitalized, and five of them, or 50%, are unvaccinated, according to the county.

Of those in the hospital, one is in the intensive care unit on a ventilator, two are in the ICU without a ventilator, and the remaining seven are not ICU patients. One vaccinated patient is in the ICU with a ventilator. Hays County includes residents with at least one dose of a two-dose vaccine as vaccinated in their reports.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County has now reached 52,500 since the beginning of the pandemic, of which more than 10,000 have occurred in the past 30 days.


Hays County reported 355,945 negative tests since the beginning of the pandemic as well as 479 fatalities.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the total number of Hays County residents 5 years old and up with at least one vaccine dose is now 76.96%, and 65.64% of residents are fully vaccinated. About 99.99% of Hays County residents 65 years old and older received at least one dose, and 94.16% of that population is fully vaccinated.
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.