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Comal County Announces Four More COVID-19 Deaths, Reports 226 New Cases

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Comal County Announces Four More COVID-19 Deaths, Reports 226 New Cases

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Comal County hospitals reported caring for 42 COVID-positive patients today. Approximately 69% of them are unvaccinated. Image courtesy of Christus Santa Rosa New Braunfels.

Four more Comal County residents have died of COVID-19, the county said in a statement today.

The total number of deceased is now 514.

Dead are:

  • A New Braunfels woman in her 70s who passed away Feb. 3 at her home.
  • A Canyon Lake man in his 70s who passed away Jan. 21 at a New Braunfels hospital.
  • A New Braunfels woman in her 80s who passed away Feb. 3 at a New Braunfels hospital.
  • A Spring Branch woman in her 70s who passed away Jan. 31 at home.

The county also reported 226 new COVID-19 cases today.

On Thursday, local hospitals reported caring for 42 COVID-positive patients. Of those, seven are in intensive care and five are on ventilators. Approximately 69% of these patients are unvaccinated.

Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in the county are necessarily county residents.

Residents wanting to be tested for COVID-19 are asked to visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website for testing locations around the county Visit meds.tdem.texas.gov for more information.

The Public Health Department 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.

To schedule an appointment call 830-221-1150.

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