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Wednesday: Comal County Reports COVID-19 Death of New Braunfels Woman, 33 New Cases

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Wednesday: Comal County Reports COVID-19 Death of New Braunfels Woman, 33 New Cases

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Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Wednesday, Dec. 22.

Comal County today confirmed the COVID-19 death of a New Braunfels woman in her 80s.

She passed away Tuesday at a New Braunfels hospital, bringing the total number of deceased to 475.

In a statement, Public Information Officer Cary Zayas also reported 33 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases reported since March 2020 is 20,805.

Comal County hospitals today report caring for 10 COVID-19 patients. Of those, six are in intensive care and three are on ventilators. Approximately 91% of these patients are unvaccinated. Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.

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

Texas Department of State Health Services today reported a molecular positivity rate of 14.58%, statewide.

The state reported 8,796 cases of the virus/seven-day average of 6,814, and 62 fatalities (seven-day average). Some 3,304 people are hospitalized with the virus.

“Cases have doubled in the past week,” DSHS said on Facebook. “COVID vaccines protect you from severe illness and hospitalization from current variants, including Omicron.”

Comal County’s 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 are available.

To schedule an appointment call 830-221-1150.

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