Another COVID-19 Case Confirmed South of Canyon Lake
Comal County has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the county to 27.
The five cases range across the county, with two cases in the eastern half, near the Hays County line; one in New Braunfels; one south of Canyon Lake; and one in the center of the county. Two patients are in their 20s, and the others are in their 30s, 60s and 70s.
Two of the cases are travel related; the rest remain under investigation, the county said in a press release on Tuesday, April 7.
“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.”
Two of the five are hospitalized in New Braunfels, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to six. The rest are home-isolated.
As of Monday night:
269 tests conducted
27 positive tests
187 negative tests
55 results still pending
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
Source of Infections
11 travel related
9 unconfirmed or under investigation
4 community spread
3 close contact with a known positive case
Information about COVID-19, as well as coronavirus-related county office closures and restrictions, is available at www.comalcountytx.com/covid19.
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.