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9 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Comal County

Death toll rises to 71, officials say

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

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Comal County officials on Tuesday confirmed nine more people have died of COVID-19 complications, for a total of 71 deaths in the county.

The deaths include:

  • A Canyon Lake woman in her 80s died August 3 in a San Antonio hospital.
  • A woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s who lived at Colonial Manor in New Braunfels both died August 4.
  • A New Braunfels woman in her 70s died Thursday in a New Braunfels hospital.
  • A woman in her 90s who lived at Sodalis Memory Care in New Braunfels died Thursday.
  • A woman in her 80s who lived at Colonial Manor in New Braunfels died Friday.
  • A woman in her 80s who lived at Sodalis Memory Care in New Braunfels died Friday.
  • A man in his 60s who lived at Sodalis Memory Care in New Braunfels died Saturday.
  • A woman in her 80s who lived at Colonial Manor in New Braunfels died Saturday.

Comal County officials confirmed 88 new cases.

Sixty-seven of those new cases are New Braunfels-area residents, 12 are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, one lives south of Canyon Lake, five live north of Canyon Lake, and three are from the Garden Ridge area, officials said. Twenty-one of those infected are younger than 30, including an infant under 12 months old. Twenty-five residents are in their 30s or 40s, 29 are in their 50s or 60s, and 13 are older than 70.

Comal County officials also confirmed eight more recoveries, for a total of 1,877.

On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 19 COVID-19 patients, including 10 who are in intensive care and eight on ventilators.

Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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