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Comal County Reports 129 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Comal County reported 129 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total to 21,151 added since March 2020.

The number of deceased remains 482. Today’s statement from Public Information Officer Cary Zayas is based on data collected for Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 16 COVID-19 patients. Of those, seven are in intensive care and four are on ventilators. Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.

Approximately 93% of these patients are unvaccinated. Some 61.49% of county residents are fully vaccinated.

Today’s molecular positivity rate in Texas is 24.42%. The number of new confirmed cases (seven-day average) is 11,904. The number of fatalities reported statewide today (seven-day average) is 57. Some 4,917 hospitalizations are reported.

“Positivity rates are at all-time highs and cases are climbing close to the peak of September’s surge,” Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said in a statement. “Get fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID.”

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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