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Five More New Braunfels Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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Five More New Braunfels Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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An uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in New Braunfels has county health officials worried.

Comal County confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in New Braunfels on Friday, where nine other residents also tested positive this week.

The five cases bring to 17 the number of Comal Couty cases confirmed this week, 14 of them from New Braunfels — the largest increase since COVID-19 was confirmed in the community in March.

In a statement, Cheryl Fraser, Comal County’s director of public health, said this has her worried.

“We are concerned about this spike in cases from New Braunfels,” she said. “As we investigate to determine how they contracted the coronavirus, this uptick in cases reminds us that it remains essential to continue maintaining social distancing and practicing good hygiene in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

One of the new cases is a resident in their 30s who has been hospitalized in New Braunfels; the other four are home-isolating and are in their 70, 50s, 20s and under 18.

There are now 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The Office of Public Health also confirmed two more recoveries from COVID-19, bringing the total to 69. With seven deaths, the county now has 23 active COVID-19 cases, seven of them hospitalized.

The five cases bring to 17 the number of Comal County cases confirmed this week, 14 of them from New Braunfels – the largest such increase since COVID-19 was confirmed in the community in March – although the number of active cases increased by only three. In addition, the number of hospitalizations increased from two to seven in that time.

Saturday’s Statistics

  • 2,986 tests conducted
  • 99 positive tests
  • 2,821 negative tests
  • 68 results still pending

Location Breakdown

  • 45 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
  • 4 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 3 from Garden Ridge
  • 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
  • 2 from southwest Comal County
  • 2 from central Comal County
  • 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 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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