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Coronavirus COVID-19 Local News

Krause Says County Will Follow Gov. Abbott’s Orders to Reopen

Gov. Greg Abbott is loosening coronavirus restrictions starting Monday. File image is not from today's press conference.

Comal County confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 313 active, confired-and-probable COVID-19 cases.

Of the new cases, nine are confirmed and one is probable.

Of 313 active cases, 18 are hospitalized. The county also reported another COVID-19 recovery. The seven-day positivity rate is 6.25%.

On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for nine COVID-19 patients; of those, one is 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.

Comal’s COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate

Comal County’s hospitalization rate falls within the “15-percent or less” category outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott in a press conference earlier today.

The governor said retail stores, offices, restaurants, manufacturing companies and museums in counties with this rate will be allowed to operate at 75 percent starting Monday if coronavirus patients make up less than 15 percent of all hospitalizations.

Bars are not included in the governor’s order.

Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said Krause does not plan to issue a statement but confirmed Comal County will continue to follow all state orders and recommendations. The county’s Office of Public Health is expected to release the county’s hospitalization later today.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 5
South of Canyon Lake – 4
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 1

Age Range of New Cases

Under 20 – 2
30s/40s – 3
50s/60s – 4
70 and older – 1




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