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Comal County COVID-19 cases, deaths, recoveries

The latest on coronavirus cases from Comal County, Texas officials

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SAN ANTONIOUpdate 5/5/20

There are now 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Comal County, officials said Tuesday.

The latest case is a New Braunfels resident in their 20s who is self-isolating.

Forty-two people have recovered from COVID-19 in Comal County, and six people have died, leaving 11 active cases.

As of Tuesday morning, 868 tests have been conducted with 59 positive results, 741 negative results and 68 results still pending.

Comal County offers COVID-19 antibody testing for residents

Update 5/1/20

Comal County officials confirmed three new COVID-19 cases Thursday for a total of 58.

The cases are from New Braunfels, Bulverde and eastern Comal County and the patients are in their 20s, 50s and 60s. Two of them are hospitalized, and one is self-isolating at home.

Three more patients have recovered, including one who had been in the hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 39.

There are 13 active cases in Comal County, with four people in the hospital and the others recovering at home.

Six people in Comal County have died of COVID-19-related complications.

Update 4/30/20

Comal County on Wednesday confirmed its 55th case of COVID-19.

The patient is a Bulverde resident in their 40s who is self-isolating.

Thirty-six patients have now recovered and six people have died of COVID-19 related illness, leaving 13 active cases in Comal County. Three of those patients are hospitalized and the rest are isolating at home, county officials said.

Update 4/29/20

Comal County is now reporting 54 positive cases of COVID-19, as of Wednesday.

The two most recent patients are from New Braunfels. One is in their 20s and the other in their 50s. Both are isolating at home.

There are 12 active cases in Comal County with three patients in the hospital and the rest isolating at home. The county has 36 recovered COVID-19 patients and six deaths.

As of Wednesday morning, Comal County has tested 781 people with 54 positive results, 681 negative results and 46 results still pending.

Residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s dedicated COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Update 4/25/20

Comal County officials have confirmed a new case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 49.

The patient, who is a New Braunfels resident in their 30s, is in the hospital.

As of Saturday morning, the county has conducted 691 COVID-19 tests with 49 positive results, 620 negative results and 22 results still pending.

Update 4/23/20

A New Braunfels resident in their 40s is the 48th confirmed case of COVID-19 in Comal County, officials said Thursday.

The person is self-isolating at home.

As of Thursday morning, 653 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Comal County with 48 positive results, 579 negative results and 26 results pending.

Update 4/22/20

Comal County officials said Wednesday morning that two more people have tested positive for COVID-19.

The two new patients are New Braunfels residents in their 40s and 50s. They both live in households where COVID-19 was previously confirmed, officials said. They are self-isolating.

Of the 47 total positive cases in the county, 34 patients have recovered. There are seven active cases in the county, including two people that were hospitalized.

There have been six deaths in Comal County.

As of Wednesday, 606 tests have been conducted in the county, resulting in 47 positive COVID-19 results, 533 negative results and 26 pending results.

Update 4/21/20

Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Comal County, officials said Tuesday.

One of the patients is in their 30s and lives in Garden Ridge. The other is in their 50s and lives in Spring Branch. Both live in households with someone who previously tested positive for COVID-19.

County officials say two more patients have recovered, bring the total of recovered patients to 32. There have been six deaths in Comal County.

There are now seven active cases in the county. Five are isolated at home and two are in a hospital.

As of Tuesday, 594 tests have been conducted in Comal County with 45 positive COVID-19 results, 525 negative tests and 24 results still pending.

Update 4/18/20

Comal County is reporting its third straight day with no new COVID-19 cases, according to county health officials.

The county also received 24 reports of negative tests.

As of Saturday morning, the county’s Office of Public Health reported conducting 581 COVID-19 tests. Of those tests, 43 were positive, 513 were negative and 25 results were still pending.

Of the 43 positive cases, 30 have recovered so far, as previously reported.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Update 4/16/20

Comal County reported Thursday that 11 more COVID-19 patients in the county have recovered.

That means 30 of the 43 cases have recovered according to CDC guidelines.

County officials said there were no new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

“Although it’s always good news to have no positive tests to report, we believe we are not yet at the peak of this virus in Comal County,” said Director of Public Health Cheryl Fraser. “We continue to recommend that residents stay home, maintain social distancing measures and wear a mask if they have to go out in public.”

There are seven active cases among county residents. Five are isolated at home and two are in a hospital.

As of Thursday morning, 571 tests have been conducted in Comal County with 43 positive COVID-19 results, 454 negative results and 74 results still pending.

Update 4/15/20

Four more COVID-19 cases were reported in Comal County on Wednesday.

Three patients are 20 or younger, and one is in their 40s. All are isolated at home, officials said. The residents live in Garden Ridge, Bulverde and New Braunfels.

Of the 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:

  • 14 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
  • 8 from the Bulverde area
  • 5 from eastern Comal County
  • 4 from north of Canyon Lake
  • 3 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 2 from Garden Ridge
  • 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
  • 2 from the Spring Branch area
  • 2 from southwest Comal County
  • 1 from central Comal County

So far, Comal County has conducted 531 COVID-19 tests. Of those, 416 have come back negative and 72 results are still pending.

Update 4/14/20

Comal County officials say there are two new cases of COVID-19 in the county, as of Tuesday morning. A case that was counted in the county’s total on Monday, is actually in Kendall County, so officials say the total cases in Comal County now stands at 39.

One of the new patients is a Garden Ridge resident in their 60s. It’s the first case in the city. The other person is in their 40s from southwest Comal County. Both are isolated at home.

Comal County officials say three more COVID-19 patients have recovered, bringing the total to 19 recoveries.

There are 14 active cases in Comal County. Six people have died from COVID-19 complications in the county.

As of Tuesday morning, 441 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Comal County with 39 positive results, 332 negative results and 70 results still pending.

Of the 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:

  • 12 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
  • 7 from the Bulverde area
  • 5 from eastern Comal County
  • 4 from north of Canyon Lake
  • 3 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
  • 2 from the Spring Branch area
  • 2 from southwest Comal County
  • 1 from Garden Ridge
  • 1 from central Comal County

Update 4/13/20

Comal County officials announced Monday that two more people have died in the county due to COVID-19 complications.

Both are men in their 80s who were hospitalized in San Antonio. A Bulverde man died Saturday and a man from Canyon Lake died on Sunday.

There have been six deaths related to COVID-19 in Comal County.

“Our hearts go out to their loved ones, who have suffered an irreplaceable loss,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “The best thing all of us can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives is to stay home and maintain social distancing.”

As of Monday morning, Comal County has tested 377 people for COVID0-19 with 38 positive results, 259 negative results and 80 results still pending. There have been 16 recoveries and six deaths, leaving 16 active cases in the county. Two of those patients are in the hospital, the others are isolated at home.

Update 4/10/20

Three more residents of Comal County have tested positive for COVID-19, county officials said.

One of the patients is in their 40s and two are in their 60s. All are isolated at home.

As of Thursday night, Comal County had conducted 376 COVID-19 tests with 37 positive results, 259 negative results and 80 results still pending. Sixteen people have recovered from COVID-19 and four have died, leaving 17 active cases in the county.

Comal County residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the county’s website.

Update 4/9/20

Comal County officials say a fourth person has died from COVID-19 complications.

The woman, in her 80s, died at her home over the weekend. She tested positive for COVID-19 after her death. Her husband, who had been hospitalized in San Antonio with the disease, died Tuesday, officials said.

“We continue to mourn the loss of these members of our community, and continue to pray for their loved ones,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “Social distancing remains our best and most effective tool to prevent these losses, and we continue to remind everyone to do everything they can to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Comal County reported four other new cases Wednesday evening including one near Spring Branch, one in New Braunfels and one in Fair Oaks Ranch. Two are under the age of 18, and one is in their 40s. All are isolated at home.

As of Wednesday night, Comal County has conducted 324 tests with 34 positive results, 210 negative results and 80 results still pending. Sixteen people have recovered from COVID-19, leaving 14 active cases in the county.

Update 4/8/20

Comal County reported Wednesday that a third person from the county has died from COVID-19 complications.

The man, who was in his 80s and from Bulverde, died Tuesday night at a hospital in San Antonio. He had underlying medical conditions, officials said.

“Our prayers and condolences are with this man’s loved ones,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “Each death is a tragic loss to our community and reinforces the need to stay home and stay safe to help slow and stop the spread of coronavirus in Comal County.”

Two other positive COVID-19 cases have also been confirmed, bringing the total to 29.

One of the new cases is from New Braunfels, and one is from Bulverde. The patients are in their 40s and 50s and are both isolated at home.

There are 19 active cases in Comal County, seven people have recovered.

As of Tuesday night, Comal County has tested 302 people with 29 positive results, 203 negative results and 70 results still pending.

Update 4/7/20

Comal County confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total to 27 cases in the county.

Among the new cases, two patients are in their 20s, one is in their 30s, one is in their 60s and one in their 70s. Two cases are travel-related; the rest are under investigation. Two patients are in the hospital, the others are isolated at home.

“It’s clear from numbers like this that Comal County is still in the acceleration phase of this virus,” said Cheryl Fraser, director of public health. “It remains vitally important that all county residents follow the county’s Stay Home/Stay Safe order and limit their exposure to COVID-19.”

As of Monday night, Comal County has tested 269 people, with 27 positive results, 187 negative tests and 55 results still pending.

County officials provided the following location breakdown for COVID-19 positive patients:

  • 10 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
  • 4 from the Bulverde area
  • 5 from eastern Comal County
  • 3 from north of Canyon Lake
  • 2 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 1 from Fair Oaks Ranch
  • 1 from southwest Comal County
  • 1 from central Comal County

Update 4/6/20

Comal County officials have confirmed another case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 22 cases in the county as of Monday morning.

The latest patient is in their 40s and is self quarantined.

Officials say as of Monday morning, 226 tests have been conducted in Comal County with 22 positive results, 150 negative results and 54 results still pending.

Of the 22 positive cases, the source of the infection is:

  • 9 travel-related cases
  • 6 unconfirmed or under investigation
  • 4 community spread
  • 3 close contact with a known positive case

There are currently 13 active cases of COVID-19 in Comal County. Seven people have recovered and two others have died from the illness.

Update 4/4/20

The number of positive COVID-19 cases is now at 21 in Comal County, according to county officials.

As of Saturday, this is the third consecutive day of three new cases confirmed.

According to a county Facebook post, one case is in New Braunfels, one case is north of Canyon Lake and one case is in the Smithson Valley area.

Two of the patients, one in their 30s and the other in their 70s, are self-quarantined, while one in their 40s is hospitalized outside of the county.

At least two of these cases are considered community transmission.

As of Saturday morning, Comal County’s Office of Public Health has tested 225 people, with 21 positive cases, 150 negative results and 54 results still pending.

Update 4/3/20

The number of positive COVID-19 cases has increased by 50% in the last two days, Comal County officials said.

The county learned of three new cases on Friday, bringing the total to 18 cases.

All three of the new COVID-19 patients are from New Braunfels. One is under the age of 18, one is in their 40s and the third is in their 50s. All are self quarantined. Officials said one of the patients caught the virus somewhere in the community, the other two infections are the result of close contact with someone who already tested positive.

As of Friday morning, Comal County had tested 199 people, with 18 positive results, 124 negative results and 57 results still pending.

Officials said a sixth person has now recovered from COVID-19 in Comal County, leaving 10 active cases that are known to authorities. Two people have died from coronavirus-related issues in Comal County.

Update 4/2/20

Comal County officials confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the community Thursday, bringing the total to 15 positive cases.

All of the new cases are in Western Comal County. There is one in Fair Oaks Ranch and two in the Bulverde area, officials said. One of the Bulverde-are patients is in their 80s and hospitalized outside the county. The other two are in their 50s and are self-quarantined at home.

“We know COVID-19 is spreading in our community, and regardless of the details of how each individual contracted it, we all need to be following the governor’s orders by staying home and maintaining social distancing measures,” said Cheryl Fraser, Comal County director of public health.

As of Thursday morning, Comal County has conducted 186 COVID-19 tests with 15 positive results, 108 negative results and 63 results pending.

Five patients have recovered from the disease and two others have died from coronavirus-related issues in Comal County.

Update 4/1/20

Comal County officials have confirmed a 12th case of COVID-19 among county residents.

The patient is in their 60s, lives in eastern Comal County and is quarantining at home, officials said.

“The patient traveled internationally in the weeks before symptom onset, but the amount of time between travel and symptoms makes it difficult to determine whether they contracted the virus overseas or locally,” said Cheryl Fraser, Comal County director of public health. “Regardless, it remains essential that everyone in Comal County stay home if at all possible and help stop the spread of COVID-19.”

There are currently five active cases of COVID-19 in Comal County. Three patients are quarantined at home and two are hospitalized outside the county, officials said. Five patients have recovered from the disease and two others have died from coronavirus-related issues.

As of Wednesday morning, Comal County has conducted 173 COVID-19 tests with 12 positive results, 107 negative results and 54 results pending.

Comal County residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the county’s website.

Update 3/30/20

A second person has died from COVID-19 in Comal County, officials announced on Monday.

A man, who was in his 70s, died at his home last week. Postmortem tests determined he was positive for COVID-19. The man’s widow also tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining at home, officials said. The woman told officials that she and her husband had traveled out of state before they got sick last week. The man went to the doctor and was diagnosed with flu and strep throat, but was not tested for COVID-19 at the time.

Members of the Comal County Sheriff’s Office and Canyon Lake Fire and EMS who reported to the couple’s home on the north side of Canyon Lake have also been sent home to self-quarantine. County officials say none of the first responders is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 to date.

As of Monday morning, Comal County has conducted 142 COVID-19 tests, with 11 positive cases, 88 negative cases and 43 cases pending.

Update 3/27/20

Comal County officials say they now believe that COVID-19 is being spread in the community because the latest victim there had no travel history or close contact with someone diagnosed with the illness.

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“Until this point, all of our positive cases had traveled to places experiencing an active COVID-19 outbreak before developing symptoms,” said Cheryl Fraser, director of public health. “This patient has tested positive without leaving Comal County, which means COVID-19 is spreading in our community.”

The county’s ninth positive case is a patient from Bulverde, who is in their 80s. The person is currently hospitalized outside the county.

County officials said the person reported visiting the Bulverde H-E-B sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 10 and March 12, and the Bulverde Walmart sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 16 before becoming symptomatic.

As of Thursday evening, 125 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Comal County, with 9 positive results, 78 negative results and 38 results still pending.

The county had its first COVID-19-related death on Thursday when a New Braunfels man, in his 40s, died at a hospital in Austin.

Update 3/26/20 5:30 p.m.:

Comal County officials said a New Braunfels man in his 40s died Thursday afternoon of COVID-19 complications.

The man died at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, where he was being treated.

“Our hearts, as well as our thoughts and our prayers, go out to this man’s family and friends,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “This tragic news emphasizes the need for all of us to make sure we are taking every effort to maintain social distancing measures and protecting ourselves, our loved ones and the most vulnerable among us from contracting COVID-19.”

Comal County has had eight confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three patients have recovered from the illness and are no longer in isolation.

Update 3/26/20:

An eighth case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Comal County Wednesday evening, county officials said.

The person became symptomatic after traveling internationally, according to county officials.

The patient is in their 50s and lives in Western Comal County.

County officials said 111 tests have been conducted, with eight positive results, 69 negative results and 34 still pending. Three of the eight patients have recovered and have been medically-released from isolation, county officials said.

Update 3/25/20:

Comal County officials say two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed through testing, bringing the total in the county to seven.

One of the newly confirmed cases is travel-related while the other is still under investigation by the Office of Public Health. Officials said one of the patients is in a hospital outside Comal County, while the other is quarantined at home.

One of the patients is in their 40s, and the other is in their 60s. Officials said one is from New Braunfels and the other lives in the eastern part of the county.

As of Wednesday morning, 92 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Comal County with seven positive results, 57 negative results and 28 results still pending.

Comal County residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the county’s website.

Update 3/24/20:

Comal County Commissioners on Tuesday extended indefinitely a disaster declaration that was issued last week, as county officials confirmed a fifth confirmed case of COVID-19.

The patient is in their 50s and lives in New Braunfels, officials said. The case is travel-related and the patient is self-quarantining.

County officials said two of the previous four cases have been symptom-free for seven days. They have been declared recovered and released from isolation.

As of Monday night, 78 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Comal County. There have been five positive results, 48 negative results and 25 results are still pending.

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“We are closely monitoring this constantly evolving situation so we can continue to take the steps appropriate to Comal County’s needs,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “We’re grateful for the many people who have followed the governor’s orders mandating social distancing, and we encourage everyone to continue following those orders to help keep our community as healthy as possible.”

Comal County residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the county’s website.

Update 3/23/20:

Comal County has a fourth positive case of COVID-19, according to county officials.

The case is travel-related and the patient is hospitalized outside of Comal County.

On Monday, officials also released new details about each of the confirmed cases in Comal County.

“Among the four cases, one is in their 20s, one in their 40s, one in their 60s and one in their 80s. One lives in the city of New Braunfels, two live in eastern Comal County, and one lives south of Canyon Lake,” county officials said.

The county website has a map of all confirmed cases.

Comal County officials said three cases are travel-related; the exposure source of the fourth case is unknown. As of Monday, a total of 51 people had been tested in Comal County.

3/21/20 Version:

Comal County is reporting a third positive case of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.

County officials said the case appears to be travel-related and said the patient has self-quarantined.

As of Saturday afternoon, 47 people had been tested in Comal County, officials said.

Comal County residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the county’s website.

Previous Story 3/18/20:

A disaster declaration for Comal County has been issued as officials have confirmed the first positive case of the novel coronavirus in the county.

The positive case is travel-related and the patient remains under self-quarantine, according to a news release. The patient had no contact with community members, officials said.

County Judge Sherman Krause signed the declaration Wednesday morning, according to the release. It will remain in effect for seven days.

“Declaring a disaster activates our emergency management plan and gives Comal County the tools to take further action as it becomes necessary,” Krause said.

Bexar County officials announce changes to operating procedures on Wednesday

The county confirmed the case a day after the city of New Braunfels issued a state of local disaster amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city’s emergency management plan is also activated in that declaration.

The declarations follow that of the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the state of Texas and the United States.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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