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3 San Marcos residents die of COVID-19; County reports 36 new cases Wednesday

Three San Marcos residents recently died of COVID-19, Hays County Local Health Department said Wednesday.

Two St. Mark’s women in their 90s and a San Marcos woman in her 80s were among those who died of the coronavirus. Hays County has recorded 486 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began.

The local health department also recorded an additional 619 recoveries, 36 laboratory-confirmed cases and six hospitalizations and six discharges from the hospital on Wednesday, which included information from March 1-2.

The county has 1,388 active cases – 586 fewer than reported Monday – and a total of 52,686 cases have been reported since the virus was first diagnosed within its March 14, 2020. There were 6,885 possible cases between April 2020 and March 2, 2022.

Eight county residents are currently being treated for COVID-19 – four are unvaccinated and four are vaccinated – according to the local health department. The county reported that of the four nurses who are hospitalized and not vaccinated, two are in the ICU and not on a ventilator and two are non-patients. In addition, two of the four nurses who are being treated and vaccinated are currently in the ICU rather than on a ventilator, one is in the ICU with a ventilator and one is a non-ICU patient. A total of 1,666 hospitalizations have been recorded as of Wednesday.

The county has counted 50,686 county residents who have recovered from the coronavirus with 586 additional recoveries recorded on Wednesday.

The local health department has received 358,829 negative tests and 410,351 tests have been performed in the prefecture. The positive rate for Wednesday’s report was about 3.09%

As the pandemic continues, the local health department is emphasizing the importance of taking precautions to limit the spread, including frequent hand washing, social distance and indoor masking, around large groups of people. The local health department now accepts the COVID-19 home tests for posting on the Internet https://arcg.is/1G4P1r. The county said all information remained confidential and no identification was collected. In addition, the reported home test results will not be included in the official number of cases, but will provide a “better understanding of the spread of the community,” the county added.

San Marcos has 308 active cases – 90 fewer than recorded on Monday – and there were a total of 16,741 cases as of Wednesday.

Kyle has recorded a total of 17,278 cases, including 539 active cases. The Buddha has counted a total of 10,193 cases and currently has 255 active cases. Wimberley has counted a total of 2,911 cases, including 44 active cases. Dripping Springs has a total of 2,448 cases and has 119 active cases. Austin, in Hays County, had a total of 1,501 cases and 67 active cases. Driftwood has recorded a total of 759 cases with 23 cases being considered active. Niederwald had a total of 244 cases including six active cases. Maxwell had a total of 220 cases. Mountain City has a total of 133 cases and has three active cases. Uhland had a total of 130 cases with 11 being considered active. Manchaca has recorded a total of 96 cases and 11 active cases. Woodcreek has recorded a total of 18 cases with one active case

Bear Creek has collected a total of nine cases with one active case. Hays has reported a total of four cases. Creedmoor has recorded an overall case.

The 20-29 age group has recorded the most COVID-19 cases with a total of 12,674 cases recorded as of Wednesday. There are currently 228 active cases among people aged 20-29 in Hays County.

According to the local health department, 8,559 county residents infected with COVID-19 were between the ages of 10 and 19, including 235 cases that were considered active. 8,580 residents of the province who have been diagnosed with the disease are between 30-39 years old with 228 with active cases. 7,308 people belong to the age group 40-49 years with 174 cases being considered active. 5,094 are 9 years old or younger with 267 cases being considered active. 4,874 are between 50-59 years old, including 141 active cases. and 3,235 county residents diagnosed with coronavirus are aged 60-69 years and 87 are considered active cases.

The local health department has counted 1,583 Hays County residents aged 70-79 who have been infected with COVID-19, including 51 active cases. and 735 cases among residents aged 80 and over with 19 cases currently active.

There were a total of 28,321 cases of coronavirus among women and 24,365 among men in Hays County. There are currently 750 active cases among women in the county and 638 active cases among men.

The county’s ethnic distribution reported that 47% of county residents diagnosed with coronavirus are Hispanic, while 38% of county residents diagnosed with the disease are non-Hispanic and 15% have no specific nationality.

By race, 67.5% of county residents who had COVID-19 are white, 20.5% are unknown or unidentified, 6.5% are reported as others, 3.6% are black, 1 , 5% are Asians, 0.3% are American Indians and 0.1% are Hawaiian / Pacific Islanders.

The Texas Department of Health reported an additional 2,085 laboratory-confirmed cases Wednesday. There were now 5,437,242 Texans diagnosed with COVID-19 and 83,899 deaths as of Wednesday. There are currently 3,376 Texans being treated for coronavirus, according to the DSHS. The percentage of positivity at the national level since Wednesday is 4.81%.

Texas State University has recorded 4,331 cases of coronavirus as of Aug. 1, 2021 – 3,627 among students and 704 among faculty and staff – at the time of publication. There are currently 72 active cases, according to the university control panel.

VACCINE AVAILABILITY

In Hays County, there are no “need to make an appointment” vaccine clinics available. The vaccines, which are usually offered Monday through Friday at Christus Trinity Clinic (formerly Live Oak), 401 Broadway, will not be available until further notice, according to Hays County Local Health Department. A Pfizer Vaccine Clinic takes place at Communicare in Kyle at 2810 Dacy Lane every Monday-Friday from 8-11am. and 1-4 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in San Marcos at many CVS pharmacies, many Walgreens pharmacies, and both HEB pharmacies, B&J Pharmacy, San Marcos Family Medicine and Sam’s Club Pharmacy. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to see other locations throughout the province. Check with each location to see if an appointment is required or if the visit is accepted.

According to the DSHS, 141,606 residents of the county are considered fully vaccinated – 65.77% of the 215,309 eligible residents who are 5 years old and over Wednesday. The DSHS said 165,926 residents of Hays County had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine – 77.06% of eligible residents. In addition, the DSHS said 55,167 Hays County residents have received an additional dose of the vaccine as of Wednesday.



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