All currently hospitalized patients are unvaccinated, according to Comal County officials. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
On Dec. 21, Comal County reported 119 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 20,772. No new COVID-19-related fatalities were reported in the previous week since the last report. The total number of deceased in the county remains at 474.
A total of nine COVID-19 patients were reported hospitalized in the county, all of whom are unvaccinated, according to the county. Four are reporter in intensive care units and none are on ventilators.
The Texas Department of State Health Services now reports 61.49% of Comal County residents are fully vaccinated, and 69.73% of residents age 5 and older have received at least one dose. Among those age 65 years and older, 88.17% are fully vaccinated and 98.53% of that age group have received at least one dose.
Across Texas, 4.18 million people who are fully vaccinated have also received a booster dose, according to the latest figures from TDSHS.
Eric joined Community Impact as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.