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April 17: County Reports Second Straight Day of Zero New COVID Cases

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April 17: County Reports Second Straight Day of Zero New COVID Cases

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“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.”

Comal County confirmed zero positive cases of COVID-19 for a second straight day on April 17 and received 35 reports of negative tests.

Friday’s Test Results

As of Friday morning, the Office of Public Health has received reports of the following test information:
577 tests conducted
43 positive tests
489 negative tests
45 results still pending

On Thursday, the county confirmed the recovery of 11 more COVID-19 patients, bringing the total to 30, while also confirming zero reports of positive tests in the previous 24 hours.

The county has received 38 reports of negative tests since Wednesday morning, marking the first weekday with no positive COVID-19 tests confirmed by the Office of Public Health since March 31.

“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.”

Thursdays Statistics

571 tests conducted
43 positive tests
454 negative tests
74 results still pending

Status of Patients with Confirmed COVID-19

30 recovered
6 died
5 isolated at home
2 hospitalized

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.

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