Four COVID-19 deaths were reported to Comal County’s Public Health Department this week.
In a weekly update, Comal County Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said nine COVID-positive patients were hospitalized during the seven-day collection period from July 1-7.
The county added 335 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases reported since March 2020 to 32,877.
The total number of deceased is now 559.
Texas Department of State Health Services said cases and hospitalizations are expected to continue to rise after the July 4 holiday weekend.
Hospital capacity remains strong and there appear to be fewer severe cases and fatalities during this increase in spread, the agency said.
In Comal County, 61.85% of all residents are fully vaccinated (two shots). Vaccination data now includes all residents ages six months and older.
To find a testing location visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management at meds.tdem.texas.gov.
Public Health is administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for residents ages 18 and older, and Pfizer vaccines for anyone five years and up.
To schedule an appointment call 830-221-1150.