On Nov. 22, Comal County reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 18,618. Due to a change in reporting entity, the county no longer receives breakdowns of confirmed and probable cases, recoveries or active case counts.

Between Nov. 1-22, a total of nine coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the county with one being a New Braunfels resident under age 18.

Comal County hospitals on Nov. 22 reported caring for 11 COVID-19 patients, one of which was in intensive care, and one was on a ventilator. According to the county, 100% of the patients in county hospitals with COVID-19 are not fully vaccinated.

As of Nov. 22, 59.82% of Comal County residents are fully vaccinated.

The Food and Drug Administration voted Nov. 19 to expand the existing authorizations for Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine boosters to include all adults over age 18. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel followed up several hours later by voting that all people over the age of 18 may receive a booster dose of either mRNA vaccine with people over the age of 50 explicitly encouraged to receive one.

Those interested in being vaccinated can visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website or speak to their primary care provider for information and to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 testing sites are available throughout the region, and many area pharmacies and health care providers offer vaccination appointments. Home testing kits are also available at some in-person and online retailers.

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 testing site.