First COVID-19 death reported in Guadalupe County, officials say

So far, 178 residents in the county have recovered from the virus

Photo by Associated Press, Illustration by Henry Keller (Henry Keller, KSAT, AP)

GUADALUPE COUNTY, Texas – One resident has died from COVID-19 in the city of New Braunfels, marking the first COVID-19 related death in Guadalupe County, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

No other details have yet been released about the death, but this is the first in the area related to the coronavirus as of yet. The announcement came from health officials Thursday.

So far, 178 residents have recovered from coronavirus in Guadalupe County and there are 53 active cases. Health officials said six more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the county since Wednesday, June 17, which brings the case total to 231.

Many of the cases are in the same households, according to officials. Out of the 53 active cases, 29 are counted as “probable.”

For more details on coronavirus cases in Guadalupe County, click here.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.