Comal County released COVID-19 statistics for Saturday, Sunday and Monday today following the three-day holiday weekend.
The county added 309 new cases of the virus, bringing total cases to 24,637 since reporting began in March 2020.
On Wednesday, hospitalizations rose to 64 COVID-19 patients. Twelve are in intensive care and three are on ventilators. Approximately 86% of these patients are unvaccinated.
Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.
Some 62.40% of all county residents are fully vaccinated (two shots). The number of deceased remains 490.
County residents seeking to be tested for COVID-19 are asked to visit meds.tdem.texas.gov, county Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said.
To make an appointment to be vaccinated, call the county’s Public Health Department at 830-221-1150. Call volume is high.
The county is administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those 18 and older, and Pfizer vaccines for anyone five years and up. Booster vaccines also are available.