New Braunfels man in his fifties is the last death-Covid 19 of Comal County | Community alert


A man from New Braunfels in his fifties who died Friday in a hospital in the city is the 329th death Covid 19-county, said Monday health officials.

PHU Comal County also reported that the number of active cases has decreased slightly with the declaration County 33 recoveries and 31 new cases of the virus. The county now has 292 active cases, including 12 hospitalized patients.

Among the residents of the county hospital, a person is in their 30s, four are in their 40s, both are in their 50s, three are in their 60s and two in their 80s.

Hospitals Comal County reported Monday that 18 Covid-treated 19 patients, five of them in intensive care and three sub fans.

The hospital officials Resolute Health said that its hospitals in New Braunfels and San Antonio recorded an increase in the number of unvaccinated patients. This is a trend that has been reported throughout the country, states and low vaccination rates regions being particularly affected.

The county says it follows the vaccination status of Covid hospitalized and died, but did not publish this information publicly yet.

Regionally, the percentage of hospital beds used for patients Covid-19 remained low, but began to increase, reaching 2.91% Monday against 2.82% on Friday.

Positivity rates over seven days Comal County have also risen in recent weeks, the molecular rate being 5.57% Monday and antigen levels of 8.41%. There is a month both percentages were below 5%.

The county immunization rates continue to rise and are higher than those of the state, with 59.80% of residents over 12 years old who received at least one injection of vaccine and 52.65% fully vaccinated. These figures were 58.71% and 50.66% in state scale.

The neighboring county of Guadalupe, which includes part of the city of New Braunfels, is lagging behind, with 52.84% of eligible residents injected and 46.82% fully vaccinated.

The public health service continues County to administer the vaccine Moderna Covid-19 for people 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine that is approved for anyone over 12 years.

Anyone interested can call the office at 830-221-1150 for an appointment. Most medical practices also have the vaccine available and local pharmacies.


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