The Hays County Local Health Department reported a total of 109 COVID-19 cases from March 24-30, for a total of 109 active cases. Of the 109 cases, only five individuals have been hospitalized.

The department also reported one fatality within the same seven-day time frame as well as an increase in the county’s seven-day test positivity rate at 3.63%, up from 2.75% since the previous report.

Despite the slight increase in the county’s positivity rate, Hays County is still considered a low-risk county, with less than 200 new cases per 100,000 people in a seven-day period.

Hays County resident vaccination rates continue to increase slightly with 77.57% of those 5 years old and up having received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 66.37% of the same population are fully vaccinated, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

About 99.99 % of residents age 65 and up have received at least one dose, while 94.50% of them are fully vaccinated.