Four San Marcos residents recently died from COVID-19, the local Hays County Department of Health reported in its weekly report.
Among the San Marcans who died from the coronavirus, a man was 80, two women in their 60s and a man in their 50s. Hays County has now recorded 393 deaths related to COVID-19.
The local health department also reported 105 new laboratory-confirmed cases, 21 additional recoveries, five hospital discharges and three hospitalizations on Monday, which included information between 23 and 25 October.
The county considers 569 active cases – 80 more than Friday – and there have been a total of 29,513 cases since the virus was first diagnosed within its boundaries on March 14, 2020. The county has counted 817 cases of COVID-19 over the years. Last 21 days. There have been 3,306 probable cases from April 2020 to October 25, 2021.
Thirteen county residents are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 – 11 who are not vaccinated and two who are vaccinated, according to the local health department. The county said that of the 11 hospitalized residents who are not vaccinated, six are in intensive care and on a ventilator, four are non-ICU patients and one is in intensive care and not on a ventilator. In addition, one hospitalized and vaccinated resident is currently in intensive care and not on a ventilator, and another is a non-ICU patient. As of Monday, there were a total of 1,336 hospitalizations.
The county counted 28,551 county residents who have recovered from the coronavirus with the 21 recoveries reported on Monday.
The local health department received 271,094 negative tests and 300,607 tests were administered in the county. The positivity rate for Monday’s report was 7.33%. During its weekly audit, the county removed 12 cases from its total case count due to out-of-county or duplicate registrations.
San Marcos currently has 112 active cases – nine more than Friday – and there have been 9,804 cases in total.
Kyle has recorded a total of 9,595 cases, including 205 active cases. Buda has counted 5,378 cases in total and currently has 156 active cases. Dripping Springs has accumulated 1,403 cases in total and has 20 active cases. Wimberley has counted 1,600 cases in total, including 51 active cases. Austin, in Hays County, has had 835 total cases and 10 active cases. Driftwood has recorded a total of 467 cases with nine cases considered active. Niederwald has had 141 cases in total, including three active cases. Mountain City has accumulated 76 cases in total. Maxwell has had 71 cases in total. Manchaca has registered 58 cases in total with two active cases. Uhland has had 56 cases in total, including one considered active. Woodcreek recorded 12 in total.
Bear Creek has accumulated eight cases in total. Creedmoor has recorded six cases in total. Hays has reported three cases in total.
The 20 to 29 age group recorded the most COVID-19 cases with 7,441 total cases on Monday. There are currently 81 active cases among 20-29 year olds in Hays County.
According to the local health department, 5,035 county residents diagnosed with the disease are between the ages of 10 and 19, with 119 cases considered active; 4,602 county residents diagnosed with the disease are between 30 and 39 years old, 84 of whom have active cases; 3,999 people are in the 40-49 age group with 85 cases considered to be active; 2,770 are between 50 and 59 years old, including 50 active cases; 2,563 are 9 years of age or younger and 96 cases are considered active; and 1,785 county residents diagnosed with the coronavirus are between the ages of 60 and 69 and 35 are considered active cases.
Eight hundred and sixty-two residents of Hays County who contracted COVID-19 are between the ages of 70 and 79, including 16 active cases; and 456 are 80 and over with three currently active cases.
There have been 15,350 cases of the coronavirus in total among women and 14,163 among men in Hays County. There are currently 292 active cases among women in the county and 277 active cases among men.
The county’s ethnic breakdown said 48.9% of county residents diagnosed with the coronavirus are Hispanic, while 37.6% of county residents diagnosed with the disease are non-Hispanic and 13.5% do not have ethnic origin specified.
By race, 70.5% of county residents who have had COVID-19 are white, 24% are unknown or unspecified, 3.3% are black, 1.1% are listed as other, 1% are Asian, and 0 , 1% are American Indians.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported an additional 1,560 laboratory-confirmed cases on Monday. As of Monday, 3,492,166 Texans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 69,089 deaths. There are currently 4,078 Texans hospitalized with the coronavirus, according to the DSHS. The statewide positivity rate on Monday is 8.88%.
At Texas State University, 1,755 cases of the coronavirus have been recorded since August 1 – 1,624 among students and 131 among faculty and staff – at the time of publication. There are currently 61 active cases, according to the university’s dashboard.
The San Marcos Consolidated ISD reported 11 active cases of COVID-19 as of Monday – seven among 8,200 SCISD students and four among 1,230 faculty and staff.
COVID-19 causes mild to moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, which go away within two to three weeks for most people. The disease, however, can cause more serious illness, including pneumonia, and death, especially in the elderly and people with existing health problems.
To make an appointment for a vaccine, visit https://www.haysinformed.com. From there, you can use the new online planner to find the time and location that works best for you. According to the DSHS, 126,499 residents of Hays County were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on Friday, or about 64.54% of the 195,999 eligible residents aged 12 or older.
In addition, 145,974 county residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 74.48% of the eligible population. DSHS data shows 10,930 county residents received a COVID-19 booster injection.
Walk-in vaccination clinics are available Monday through Friday at the Live Oak Community Clinic, 401 Broadway, San Marcos between 8:30 am-11:30am and 1:30 pm-4:30pm Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at this clinic .
A Pfizer walk-in vaccination clinic is held at Communicare in Kyle at 2810 Dacy Lane Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in San Marcos at several CVS pharmacies, several
Walgreens pharmacies, the two HEB pharmacies, MedPark Pharmacy, B&J Pharmacy, San Marcos Family Medicine and Sam’s Club Pharmacy. Visit https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-information-for-hays-county-residents/ to see other locations across the county.