A total of 325 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the county with three new deaths reported since June 7. The deaths were those of a New Braunfels woman in her 70s who died May 21, a New Braunfels man in his 80s who died June 13 and a New Braunfels man in his 40s who died June 20.
As of June 24, the county has 196 active, confirmed cases.
The molecular positivity rate was reported to be 2.95% and the antigen positivity rate was reported to be 5.96% on June 24, compared to 4.29% and 4.99%, respectively, on June 14.
Comal County hospitals reported caring for 20 COVID-19 patients, six of which were in intensive care, and none were on a ventilator. On June 23, area hospitals reported caring for 27 COVID-19 patients, the highest number reported in local hospitals since early March.
Comal County also reported June 24 that 12 county residents were hospitalized with the coronavirus, though not all county residents are hospitalized within county hospitals, up from three residents who were hospitalized on June 14.
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Trauma Service Area P was reported to be 2.57% of total hospital capacity June 24 and has remained below 5% since March 16.
As of June 24, a total of 77,670 Comal County residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 65,955 have been fully vaccinated. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 49.49% of 133,278 county residents over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated, and 58.28% have received at least one dose.
As vaccines have become more widely available, the Comal County Public Health Department closed its vaccine standby list April 28 and concluded mass vaccination clinics in early June.
Weekly vaccine allocations have also stopped with the increased availability as health care providers can now request vaccines as needed.
Those interested in being vaccinated can visit the county website or speak to their primary care provider for information and to schedule an appointment.
Residents can view a list of vaccine providers on the DSHS website or utilize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ online search tool to find a COVID-19 testing site.