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Comal County Reports COVID-19 Deaths of Five More Residents

A Comal County first responder receives a COVID-19 shot from a staff member at Christus Santa Rosa before Christmas. Image courtesy of Christus Santa Rosa.

Five more Comal County residents have died of COVID-19, including a Canyon Lake woman in her 60s, the county said in a statement today.

The county also reported 183 new cases of the virus from Dec. 23-27, bringing the total to 21,022 since reporting began in March 2020.

The total number of deceased is now 482.

Dead are:

  • A Canyon Lake woman in her 60s who passed away at home on Dec. 22.
  • A Bulverde man in his 70s died who died Dec. 18 at a San Antonio hospital.
  • A Bulverde man in his 50s who passed away Dec. 10 at a San Antonio hospital.
  • A New Braunfels man in his 70s who died Dec. 10 at home.
  • A New Braunfels man in his 60s who passed away on Dec. 3 at a New Braunfels hospital.

On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 15 COVID-19 patients. Of those, five are in intensive care and four are on ventilators.

None of these patients are vaccinated. Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.

Some 61.49% of county residents are fully vaccinated (two shots).

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 to receive a vaccine call 830-221-1150.

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