Comal County officials created a new hashtag, #ComalCountyCommunity, to announce the largest number of new COVID-19 cases it’s ever recorded in one day.
The county reported 315 new cases of the virus today after adding 300 yesterday. The total number of cases reported since March 2020 now stands at 22,019.
“Please do your part to stop the spread in our community,” Public Information Officer Cary Zayas posted on social media, along with a poster from the Centers for Disease Control promoting vaccines, wearing masks with friends, staying six feet apart, washing hands, staying home if sick, and testing to prevent spread to others.
The number of deceased remains 485.
Hospitalizations rose also. County hospitals reported caring for 36 COVID-19 patients. Of those, six are in intensive care and three are on ventilators.
Approximately 78% of these patients are unvaccinated.
Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.
Some 61.87% of county residents are now fully vaccinated (two shots).
Texas’ positivity rate is 35.08% according to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). There were 35,453 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 reported today, 9,514 new probable cases and 126 fatalities.
Across the state, 6,679 adults and 350 children are hospitalized with the virus. The number of adult COVID-19 patients is 1,711. Some 912 patients are on ventilators.
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. The county asks callers to be patient as call volume is extremely high.