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County Reports One Death, 12 New Cases of COVID-19

Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Image of Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels.

A New Braunfels man in his 70s died from COVID-19 in a San Antonio hospital on Aug. 30, Comal County said in a statement today.

The county also reported 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirteen are in New Braunfels, and one was reported in a resident living on the south side of Canyon Lake.

There were three new cases reported in residents under the age of 20, one in a person in their 20s, one in their 30s/40s, two in their 50s/60s and seven in people aged 70 and older.

The seven-day positivity rate for Thursday is 11.07%. The county now has 308 active, confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of them, 39 are hospitalized.

Another 26 recoveries were confirmed. Comal County has reported 3,128 cases since the pandemic began in March.

On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for six COVID-19 patients; of those, two are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator.  Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents; likewise, not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.

Thursday’s Statistics

  • 21,410 tests conducted
  • 2,493 confirmed cases
  • 635 probable cases

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