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Comal County Reports 404 New COVID-19 Cases and Death of New Braunfels Woman in Her 50s

Comal County's historic courthouse in downtown New Braunfels. Image courtesy of Comal County.

Comal County reported 404 new COVID-19 cases today and the death of a New Braunfels woman in her 50s who passed away from virus on Jan. 7 at a New Braunfels hospital.

The number of deceased is now 491. The total number of cases reported in the county since March 2020 now stands at 25,610.

This is the first time the county has reported 400 cases in one day. These numbers are for Friday and do not include case counts for Saturday and Sunday.

On Monday, Comal County reported caring for 69 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 15 are in intensive care and eight are on ventilators. Approximately 73% of these patients are unvaccinated.

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

Some 62.57% of all county residents are fully vaccinated (two shots).

The county refers residents seeking COVID-19 testing to the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s website, meds.tdem.texas.gov.

Public Health is administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those 18 and older and Pfizer vaccines for anyone ages five and up.

Booster vaccines also are available.

To schedule an appointment call 830-221-1150.

County Public Information Officer Cary Zayas asks the public to please be patient as call volume is extremely high.

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