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June 5: Two South Side Canyon Lake Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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June 5: Two South Side Canyon Lake Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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Although the 18 new cases reported so far this week marks a new high for Comal County, the positive case rate – the number of positive results as a percentage of tests performed – stands at 3.45%, up just slightly from last Friday’s 3.17% and essentially unchanged from two weeks ago.

Four  new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Comal County on Thursday, two of them in south side Canyon Lake residents in their 50s.

In a statement on Friday, the county’s Office of Public Health said two other cases are New Braunfels residents in their 20s and 30s. All are home-isolating, except for a New Braunfels resident who was working out of state when they contracted and tested positive for the disease. That individual remains self-isolated outside of the county.

This uptick in cases isn’t as bad as it seems, the county said in its statement.

Although the 18 new cases reported so far this week marks a new high for Comal County, the positive case rate – the number of positive results as a percentage of tests performed – stands at 3.45%, up just slightly from last Friday’s 3.17% and essentially unchanged from two weeks ago.

Comal County now has 117 cases confirmed by testing.

The county also confirmed seven recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 93, and one discharge from the hospital. With seven deaths, the county now has 17 active COVID-19 cases, four of them hospitalized.

Friday’s Statistics

  • 3,388 tests conducted
  • 117 positive tests
  • 3,200 negative tests
  • 71 results still pending

Location Breakdown

  • 59 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
  • 15 from north of Canyon Lake
  • 13 from the Bulverde area
  • 7 from eastern Comal County
  • 5 from the Spring Branch area
  • 6 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 3 from Garden Ridge
  • 3 from central Comal County
  • 3 from southwest Comal County
  • 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
  • 1 from Schertz

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 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.

 

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