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COVID-19 death toll in Comal County rises to 168

Health officials report 6,545 total positive cases

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, Dr. Mher Onanyan tends to a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. In hard-hit Los Angeles County, the total COVID-19 death toll has reached 10,850 and confirmed cases topped 818,000 on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, Dr. Mher Onanyan tends to a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. In hard-hit Los Angeles County, the total COVID-19 death toll has reached 10,850 and confirmed cases topped 818,000 on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The death toll in Comal County from COVID-19 has now risen to 168, officials said Tuesday.

According to a news release, the latest residents to die from the virus are two New Braunfels women in their 80s, a New Braunfels man in his 80s, a New Braunfels man in his 50s and a southern Comal County man in his 70s.

Health officials on Tuesday reported 170 new cases for a total of 6,545.

Comal County hospitals on Tuesday reported caring for 89 COVID-19 patients, with 17 in intensive care and 11 on ventilators.

So far, 5,504 residents have recovered after contracting the virus.

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