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Comal County Reports 81st Case of COVID-19, Nursing Home Testing Continues

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Comal County Reports 81st Case of COVID-19, Nursing Home Testing Continues

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These numbers include 482 nursing home tests taken Tuesday and Wednesday, of which 197 were negative with the rest pending.

Comal County on Wednesday confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 81.

The cases are a Schertz resident in their 30s and two New Braunfels residents in their 30s and 40s. All three are self-isolating.

With six deaths and 56 recoveries, the county now has 19 active COVID-19 cases, two of them hospitalized.

“As we test more people of course we’re going to see more positives,” Comal County Office of Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser told Commissioners Court today. “…Even though our number of positives may rise, our positive rate is decreasing.”

Wednesday’s Statistics

As of Wednesday morning, the Comal County Office of Public Health has received reports of the following test information:
1,874 tests conducted
81 positive tests
1,439 negative tests
357 results still pending

Nursing Homes

These numbers include 482 nursing home tests taken Tuesday and Wednesday, of which 197 were negative with the rest pending. Testing conducted by the New Braunfels Fire Department will continue today and Friday. Because the department also conducts testing at the drive-through testing facility run by private physicians with support from Comal County, appointments for that center have been suspended until next week so firefighters can focus on nursing home testing.

Antibody Testing

Also, 763 people have received antibody tests at the Office of Public Health, with 10 testing positive, indicating they had contracted COVID-19 at some point in the past. These numbers do not reflect all of the potential antibody tests being conducted in the county, nor do they necessarily include only Comal County residents.

Location Breakdown

Of the 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:
30 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
14 from north of Canyon Lake
13 from the Bulverde area
7 from eastern Comal County
4 from the Spring Branch area
3 from south of Canyon Lake
3 from Garden Ridge
2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
2 from southwest Comal County
2 from central Comal County
1 from Schertz

Additional Information

Information about COVID-19, as well as a list of county office reopenings and numbers to call for testing, 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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