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22 residents at Comal County nursing home have now tested positive for COVID-19

Officials say 13 employees who have worked at the facility have also tested positive

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. | Illustration by Henry Keller
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. | Illustration by Henry Keller (KSAT)

SPRING BRANCH, Texas – A Comal County nursing home has now reported 35 positive cases of COVID-19, a majority of them among residents of the facility, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

The Heights of Bulverde, located in the 300 block of Harmony Hills, has had 22 residents test positive for coronavirus along with 13 employees, one of which is a contracted healthcare professional, the spokeswoman said.

Fifteen of the residents remain in-house, according to the spokeswoman.

Eighty residents at the facility took part in a first round of COVID-19 testing, and a second round remains in progress.

Ninety “team members” at the facility also took part in a first round of COVID-19 testing, and a second round remains in progress, the spokeswoman confirms.

No deaths have been reported at the facility and the spokeswoman said many of these residents have no virus symptoms.

The confirmation of cases comes as COVID-19 surges in parts of Texas.

As of Friday morning, Comal County has reported 552 cases of COVID-19.

Of the reported cases, 435 are confirmed and 117 are probable, according to information provided on the Comal County Public Health dashboard.

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