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Comal County Reports Its Third Death from COVID-19, Two New Cases Confirmed

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Comal County Reports Its Third Death from COVID-19, Two New Cases Confirmed

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One of the two new cases in Comal County is from New Braunfels, and one is from Bulverde. One is in their 40s and one in their 50s; both are home-isolated. The source of the respective infections remains under investigation by the Comal County Office of Public Health.

A Bulverde man in his 80s died of COVID-19 in a San Antonio hospital Tuesday night, April 8, the third reported death in Comal County.

In a statement Wednesday morning the county also confirmed two more cases of the disease.

“Our prayers and condolences are with this man’s loved ones,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “Each death is a tragic loss to our community and reinforces the need to stay home and stay safe to help slow and stop the spread of coronavirus in Comal County.

The man’s case had already been confirmed by the county and included among its current total of 29 cases.

One of the new cases is from New Braunfels, and one is from Bulverde. One is in their 40s and one in their 50s; both are home-isolated. The source of the respective infections remains under investigation by the Comal County Office of Public Health.

With seven recoveries and three deaths, Comal County has 19 confirmed active cases of COVID-19.

Wednesday’s Statistics

As of Tuesday night, Comal County’s Office of Public Health has received reports of the following test information:

  • 302 tests conducted
  • 29 positive tests
  • 203 negative tests
  • 70 results still pending

Of the 29 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:

  • 11 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
  • 5 from the Bulverde area
  • 5 from eastern Comal County
  • 3 from north of Canyon Lake
  • 2 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 1 from Fair Oaks Ranch
  • 1 from southwest Comal County
  • 1 from central Comal County

The source of the infections is:

  • 11 travel related
  • 11 unconfirmed or under investigation
  • 4 community spread
  • 3 close contact with a known positive case

Information about COVID-19, as well as coronavirus-related county office closures and restrictions, is available atwww.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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