Canyon Lake Woman in Her 60s Dies of COVID-19, County Reports 304 New Cases Friday

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A Canyon Lake woman in her 60s died of COVID-19 at a New Braunfels hospital on Jan. 21, Comal County said in a statement today.

A New Braunfels man in his 80s died of the virus on Jan. 22 at his residence.

The COVID-19 death toll for Comal County is now 496.

The county reported 304 new cases and said its hospitals are caring for 58 COVID-19 patients. Of those eight are in intensive care and four are on ventilators.

Approximately 79% of these patients are unvaccinated. Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.

Some 62.79% of all county residents are vaccinated (two shots) against the virus.

The county’s Public Health Department is administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those 18 and older and Pfizer vaccines for anyone five years of age and up. Booster vaccines also are available.

To make an appointment call 830-221-1150.

The county suggests residents wanting to test for COVID should visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website to find a convenient location. That website is meds.tdem.texas.gov.

New Braunfels and other organizations have teamed up to provide ongoing testing at the Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels. For more information on those testing sites, click here.

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