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Sixteen New COVID-19 Cases, One Death Reported Thursday in Comal County

Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Thursday, Dec. 16.

Comal County confirmed the COVID-19 death of a New Braunfels man in his 70s today.

He died at a San Antonio hospital on Dec. 4, becoming the 474th resident to die of the virus.

In a statement, Comal County also reported 16 new cases of COVID-19.

County hospitals are caring for four COVID-positive patients. Two are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. None of these patients are vaccinated. Not all COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the county are necessarily residents.

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

Public Health Department is administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 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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