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There are now 108 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Comal County.
COVID-19 Cases in Comal County
With seven deaths, the county now has 15 active COVID-19 cases.
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An uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in New Braunfels has county health officials worried.
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Among those cases presenting symptoms, a majority included coughing and fever, with significant numbers also reporting muscle aches, headache, chills, shortness of breath or sore throat. Less commonly reported symptoms included loss of taste and smell, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, abdominal pain, or weakness.
Comal County Epidemiologist Dr. Anikumar “Anil” Mangla
Epidemiologist Dr. Anikumar “Anil” Mangla is in charge of COVID-19 strategy and public education for Comal County. Image courtesy of Comal County.
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Comal ISD will launch a special website that helps students maintain routines that encourage a focus on academic enrichment. The Summer Learning Opportunities website will include summer reading recommendations, suggested math activities, and other recommended academic practice tasks for students to engage in over the summer break.
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Curbside meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
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Canyon Lake Gorge, described as a geological wonder, has reopened for tours but Guadalupe Blanco River Authority said special safety measures will be implemented to protect staff and visitors.
Today's announcement by Comal County's Office of Public Health brings to 90 the number of positive cases in the county, which now has seven deaths, 67 recoveries and 16 active cases of COVID-19, four of them hospitalized.
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To make an appointment to be tested at Bill Brown Elementary in Spring Branch, call 512-883-2400 or visit www.txcovidtest.org beginning Thursday morning. Photo by Getty Images.
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Image of COVID-19 virus courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic.
Hawks Virtual Awards Banquet
CLHS Principal Kristy Castilleja commended students for their grit during the COVID-19 outbreak, which forced them out of the classroom and into the digital realm during their last year in Comal ISD.
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No positive COVID-19 test results have been reported so Comal County nursing homes. Image by MedPage today.
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These numbers include 482 nursing home tests taken Tuesday and Wednesday, of which 197 were negative with the rest pending.
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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.
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Volunteers at the Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) prepare bags of healthy snacks and food items for kids.
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Several flotillas of partiers drop anchor to enjoy the clear waters of Canyon Lake. This photo was taken before COVID-19 and does not reflect any best practices for social distancing. Image shot by Mark Robinson, owner of Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake, during a helicopter flyover.
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In the 100 years since the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Texas was formed, 35 women from every corner of Texas have served as president of the statewide organization. One of them is LWV of the Comal Area’s Darlene Hicks, center. Standing next to her are charter members Gloria Suarez Sasser, left, and Jan Estes, right. Jan. 19 2020 image courtesy of LWV-CA.
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With six deaths and 56 recoveries, Comal County now has 10 active COVID-19 cases, two of them hospitalized.
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In addition to reporting its 71st case of COVID-19, Comal County said in a statement on Monday that New Braunfels and Bulverde-Spring Branch firefighters this week will test residents and staff in long-term care facilities for COVID-19. AP image by Ted Warren courtesy of aarp.org.
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H-E-B said it has deep-cleaned and sanitized the New Braunfels store where the employee worked. File photo by H-E-B, not an actual image of the New Braunfels store.
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Transmission electron microscopic image of the COVID-19 virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.
Dr. Anikumar “Anil” Mangla
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Anikumar “Anil” Mangla joins epidemiologist Connie Alaniz in testing and tracking coronavirus in Comal County.
CRRC Recreation Center
Residents enjoy a pre-pandemic Silver Sneakers class at the CRRC's multipurpose Recreation Center. The facility will reopen at 25-percent capacity on Monday. Image courtesy of CRRC Recreation Center.
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comal county covid-19 update
With six deaths and 48 recoveries, the county has 11 active cases, one of which is hospitalized.
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Comal County said three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on the north side of Canyon Lake.
Comal County Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua
Comal County Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua, second from left at a 2017 ribbon-cutting ceremony, said the county is having difficulty finding polling locations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comal County Epidemiologist Connie Alaniz
If she calls, don't be alarmed. Comal County Epidemiologist Connie Alaniz said her job is to provide guidance for residents who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Frontline Nurses
These Comal ISD registered school nurses have been busy volunteering at a COVID-19 triage call center. From left: Health Services Specialist Kelli Townsend-Brooks, Garden Ridge Elementary's Nichol Burchett, Indiana Springs Elementary's Catriona Salter, and Mountain Valley Middle School's Brandy Bennett. Image by Comal ISD.
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Hancock Cove RV back-in site.
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Image courtesy of Exploring Canyon Lake: Texas Best Kept Secret by Youtuber Stanley Orchard.
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Comal County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Boat Ramp #5
An aerial view of Boat Ramp #5, one of the most-crowded spots on Canyon Lake last weekend. Image courtesy of Donna Eccleston, Comal County Commissioner, Pct. 1.
Overlook Park, Canyon Lake
Overlook Park, a popular destination for both visitors and locals who like to walk across Canyon Dam for exercise, will reopen soon.
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Image courtesy of Comal County.
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Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
map of covid-19 cases in Comal County
No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Comal County over the weekend.
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Image courtesy of Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL), a Sonic Healthcare Company.
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With 36 recovered patients and six deaths, the county has 13 active cases, of which three are hospitalized with the rest isolating at home.
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Image courtesy of nbtexas.org.
Not all Canyon Lake-area businesses can reopen yet. Comal County is seeking guidance about what Gov. Greg Abbott's orders mean for the local tourism industry.
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The patients, who are in their 20s, 30s and 50s are from New Braunfels, Bulverde and the north side of Canyon Lake. All are self-isolating.