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Comal County Reports Six New Cases of COVID-19, Two on North Side of Canyon Lake

Two residents on the north side of Canyon Lake have tested positive for COVID-19. With six deaths and 56 recoveries, the county now has 16 active COVID-19 cases, two of them hospitalized.

Comal County on Tuesday confirmed six new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 78.

The cases are a Spring Branch-area resident in their 30s, a Bulverde-area resident in their 40s, two north-side Canyon Lake residents in their 40s and 70s, and two New Braunfels residents in their 20s and 40s.

The cases from Bulverde and Canyon Lake are household contacts of previously confirmed cases. One of the New Braunfels residents is working out of state, where they contracted the virus and where they are self-isolating. The other five cases are self-isolating in Comal County.

With six deaths and 56 recoveries, the county now has 16 active COVID-19 cases, two of them hospitalized.

Wednesday’s Statistics

  • 1,604 tests conducted
  • 78 positive tests
  • 1,217 negative tests
  • 338 results still pending

These numbers include 260 nursing home tests taken Tuesday, the results of which are pending.

Also, 650 people have received antibody tests at the Office of Public Health, with nine testing positive, indicating they had contracted COVID-19 at some point in the past.

Location Breakdown

Of the 78 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:

  • 28 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

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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