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Comal County’s COVID-19 Case Count Surpasses 30,000

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

Comal County crossed the 30,000 COVID-19 threshold today, adding 75 new cases of the virus and confirming the death of a Canyon Lake woman in her 70s who passed away at home Feb. 15.

The number of cases reported in the county since March 2020 now stands at 30,052. The total number of deceased is 527.

On Thursday, the county reported 61 new COVID-19 cases are added two deaths, a Spring Branch woman in her 80s who died Aug. 8, 2021 at a San Antonio hospital and a Spring Branch man in his 80s who died Feb. 4 at a San Antonio hospital.

Today, local hospitals are caring for 20 COVID-positive patients. Of those, eight are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. Approximately 53% of these patients are unvaccinated. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents.

The percentage of fully vaccinated in the county is 63.88%.

Residents wanting to be tested for COVID-19 are asked to visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at meds.tdem.texas.gov.

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 call 830-221-1150.

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