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County reports two COVID-19 fatalities, 62 new cases Monday
Hays County Local Health Department reported two COVID-19 fatalities on Monday.
A Driftwood man in his 90s and a San Marcos man in his 60s died of COVID-19, the Hays County Local Health Department announced Monday.
Hays County has recorded 238 coronavirus-related fatalities since the first diagnosis of the disease within its boundaries on March 14, 2020.
As of Friday, the county considers 462 cases active — 62 more than Thursday — and there have been 17,337 total cases since the first recorded coronavirus case within its boundaries on March 14, 2020. Hays County has tallied 671 COVID-19 cases over the past 21 days. There have been 1,899 probable cases spanning from April 2020 through April 1, 2021.
Ten county residents are currently hospitalized by COVID-19 and there have been 800 total hospitalizations with the fluctuation in hospitalizations and hospital discharges reported Monday. Some patients hospitalized by COVID-19 are in hospitals outside of Hays County but are included in the county’s numbers if they reside within Hays County, the local health department said.
There have been 16,637 county residents who have recovered from the coronavirus with the 86 recoveries recorded Monday.
The local health department has received 146,199 negative tests and there have been 163,536 tests administered in Hays County.
The county did not report new COVID-19 data on Friday as its offices were closed in observance of Good Friday.
San Marcos has 174 active cases — a 10-case increase since Thursday— and there have been 6,172 total cases.
The local health department reported that 9,071 females and 8,266 males in Hays County have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The county’s ethnic breakdown stated 49.1% of county residents diagnosed with the coronavirus are Hispanic, while 34.5% of county residents diagnosed with the disease are non-Hispanic and 16.4% don’t have a specified ethnicity.
By race, 70.2% of county residents who’ve had COVID-19 are white, 25.4% are unknown or not specified, 2.6% are Black, 1% are listed as other, 0.7% are Asian and 0.1% are American Indian.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported there have been 2,404,297 Texans diagnosed with COVID-19 and 47,749 fatalities as of Monday. There are currently 2,772 Texans hospitalized by the coronavirus, according to the DSHS.
At Texas State University there have been 2,485 total coronavirus cases since March 1, 2020 — 2,232 among students and 253 among faculty and staff — as of press time on Monday. There are currently 103 active cases, according to the university’s dashboard.
San Marcos Consolidated ISD reported zero COVID-19 cases among students for the week of March 29.
COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks for most people. The disease, however, can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death, especially for older adults and people with existing health problems.
COVID-19 VACCINE SIGNUP
To pre-register for Hays County’s COVID-19 vaccine waitlist visit haysinformed.com/covid-19. The pre-registration list does not guarantee an appointment. The state is allowing all adults to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, which went into effect Monday. According to the DSHS, 57,291 county residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday, while 31,252 have been fully vaccinated, approximately 17.04% of eligible adults. The DSHS estimates that Hays County has a population of 183,380 who are 16 years or older.