Comal County Reports 300 New COVID-19 Cases, 32 Hospitalizations Wednesday

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Comal County said 300 new COVID-19 cases were reported to its Public Health Department Tuesday, bringing the total number reported since March 2020 to 21,704.

In a statement today, the county said the number of deceased remains 485.

Comal County hospitals report caring for 32 patients today. Of those, six are in intensive care and four are on ventilators. Approximately 79% of these patients are unvaccinated.

Some 61.81% of all county residents are fully vaccinated (two shots).

In San Antonio/Bexar County, 2,757 new coronavirus cases were reported today, down from 4,300 cases on Tuesday. Seven deaths were added and the number of hospitalized increased by 9% to 569. Of those, 134 patients are in the ICU and 48 are on ventilators.

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said today the state faces its fastest increase of COVID-19 cases yet. Hospitalizations are increasing rapidly although Omicron appears to be much less-severe for the vaccinated.

The state reported 35,749 new confirmed cases today (seven-day average), and 70 fatalities (seven-day average). Some 8,129 people are hospitalized with the virus.

Texas’ molecular positivity rate is 34.67%. The number of fully vaccinated residents is 16,537,716.

Public Health 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 said call volume is high and asks callers to be patient.

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