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Coronavirus COVID-19 Local News

Friday: 37 New Cases, One Death Reported by County

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A New Braunfels woman in her 90s has died of COVID-19, Comal County said in a statement today.

Hers is the 122nd death from the virus reported since March.

The county also reported 37 new COVID-19 cases, bringng the total to 3,918. Twenty-eight are new and nine are backlogged.

Of the new cases, 22 are probable and six are confirmed.

The county’s seven-day positivity rate now stands at 7.79%. The rate for the State of Texas is 10.75%.

There are now 173 active, confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. Of those, four are hospitalized.

On Friday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for nine COVID-19 patients. Of those, three are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 27
North of Canyon Lake – 1
South of Canyon Lake – 1
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 1
Bulverde/Spring Branch 7

Age Breakdown of New Cases

Under 20 – 3
20s – 8
30s/40s – 12
50s/60s – 9
70 and older – 5

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