Nearly 50% of eligible Comal County residents have received at least 1 dose of vaccine

Vaccination efforts continue throughout the county as allocations gradually increase. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vaccination efforts continue throughout the county as allocations gradually increase. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Vaccination efforts continue throughout the county as allocations gradually increase. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Since April 19, Comal County has reported 204 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 10,165.

A total of 317 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the county, including five new coronavirus-related deaths since April 19.

As of April 27, the county has 224 active, confirmed cases and a total of 9,624 reported recoveries.

The molecular positivity rate was reported to be 2.90%, and the antigen positivity rate was reported to be 3.08% on April 27, compared to 6.68% and 4.25%, respectively, on April 19.

Comal County hospitals reported caring for 13 COVID-19 patients, three of which were in intensive care, and two were on ventilators.

Comal County also reported April 27 that 10 county residents were hospitalized with the coronavirus, though not all county residents are hospitalized within county hospitals, down from 12 residents who were hospitalized April 19.


The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Trauma Service Area P was reported to be 4.08% of total hospital capacity April 27 and has remained below 5% since March 16.

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Guadalupe County reported a total of 178 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases between April 19-27 for a total of 14,436 confirmed and probable cases reported since March 16, 2020.

Of the reported cases, 143 are reportedly active as of April 27, and a total of 209 Guadalupe County deaths have been reported by the Texas DSHS.

As of April 27, a total of 60,467 Comal County residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 41,465 have been fully vaccinated. According to the DSHS, 33.09% of 125,307 county residents over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated, and 48.26% have received at least one dose.

In Guadalupe County, 53,772 residents have received at least one dose, and 38,285 have been fully vaccinated. The DSHS reported 29.33% of 130,517 residents over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated, and 41.2% have received at least one dose.

Residents can view a list of vaccine providers on the DSHS website, and those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the Comal County hotline at 830-221-1120 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to schedule an appointment. Testing is conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Residents can also utilize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ online search tool to find a testing site.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.