The Hays County Local Health Department reported a total of 78 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from March 17-23. There are currently 78 active cases with only one hospital admission in the past seven days.

The HCLHD also reported two fatalities in the past seven days. The county’s seven-day positivity rate has increased slightly from 2.46% to 2.75%, though positive case numbers continue to trend downward.

Hays County is still considered a low-risk county, with less than 200 new cases per 100,00 people in seven days; this is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Community Levels tool that measures the effect of the virus on health and health care systems.

The vaccination rates of Hays County residents continues to inch upward as the Texas Department of State Health Services reports 77.46% of residents 5 years old and up have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose while 66.25% of that population are fully vaccinated.

Of Hays County residents 65 years old and up, 99.99% of them have received at least one dose with 99.44% of them being fully vaccinated.