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Canyon Lake Man Dies of COVID-19

A man in his 70s died from COVID-19 last Thursday. He lived on the north side of the lake.

A Canyon Lake man in his 70s died at home of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 26, Comal County confirmed in a statement on Monday, March 30.

His widow, who lives on the north side of the lake and also is in her 70s, tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantined. She is the eleventh confirmed case in Comal County. Her husband was the tenth.

First responders to the scene were sent home to self-quarantine. They work for the Comal County Sheriff’s Office and Canyon Lake Fire/EMS. None has experienced symptoms to date.

The couple traveled out-of-state before the man began experiencing COVID-19 symptoms last week. He also tested positive for the flu and strep throat.

A postmortem test for the disease was confirmed positive to the Comal County Office of Public Health on Monday morning, as was his wife’s test.

The Office of Public Health is investigating the couple’s recent history to determine whether they came into contact with any members of the public after their return from out of state, the county said. More information will be released as it becomes available.

This is the second death reported in Comal County. Click here to read about that.

On March 23, county officials reported the first case of COVID-19 in a patient who lives south of Canyon Lake. That case also was travel-related. Click here for more information.

Travel-related means individuals traveled outside of Comal County before showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Stay at Home/Work Safely

Under the county’s Stay at Home/Work Safely guidelines issued Friday, March 27, all county residents – regardless of whether they have had known contact with someone carrying the coronavirus – are encouraged to remain home unless absolutely necessary, maintain six feet of distance from others and avoid congregating in groups of more than 10 people.

Click here to learn more.

COVID-19 Cases to Date

As of 10 a.m. Monday, Comal County has received the following testing information:

142 total tests reported
11 positive cases
88 negative cases
43 tests pending
3 people have recovered

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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