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Comal County Adds 775 COVID-19 Cases in Two Days

Comal County hospitals are caring for 60 COVID-19 patients. Image courtesy of Christus Santa Rosa-New Braunfels.

Comal County reported 400 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing total cases since March 2020 to 26,385.

Tuesday, the county added 375 cases to its database. The death toll remains 491.

On Wednesday, county hospitals reported caring for 60 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 10 are in intensive care and four are on ventilators. Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily residents.

Approximately 80% of these patients are unvaccinated.

Some 62.7% of county residents are fully vaccinated.

“Risk of infection remains high as Texas seems to be passing the peak of the Omicron surge,” the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said on social media today. “ICU capacity-burdened and fatalities increasing.”

Texas’ molecular positivity rate is 32.79%.

The Public Health Department refers residents looking for COVID-19 testing sites to visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at meds.tdem.texas.gov/.

To schedule a vaccine, call 830-221-1150. The health department is administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those 18 and older, and Pfizer vaccines for anyone five years and older. Booster vaccines also are available.

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