Comal County Reports COVID-19 Statistics for Thursday: 71 New Cases, One Death, 23 Hospitalizations

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Comal County reported 71 new COVID-19 cases today and confirmed the death of a New Braunfels man in his 80s who passed away from the virus at his home on Dec. 30.

Today’s statement is based on numbers reported to the county on Thursday, Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said. Friday was a county holiday and no information was released. Tomorrow’s update from the county will include COVID-19 statistics for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported since March 2020 now stands at 21,272. The total number of deceased is 484.

On Monday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 23 COVID-19 patients. Of those, six are in intensive care and three are on ventilators. Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.

Approximately 86% of patients in Comal County hospitals are unvaccinated.

Some 61.62% of Comal County residents are fully vaccinated (two shots).

San Antonio Metro Health reported 3,894 new COVID-19 cases today and two deaths. Some 506 hospitalizations were reported. Forty-one patients are on ventilators and 111 are in intensive care.

According to Texas Department of State Health Services, the seven-day average PCR positivity rate is 33.9%. There are 7,015 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the state.

Comal County has not set up vaccine test sites but does offer 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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