New Cases of COVID-19 in Eastern Comal County, New Braunfels
Two more positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Comal County, bringing the total to seven.
One case is travel-related while the other remains under investigation by the Office of Public Health, the county said in a press release on Wednesday, March 25.
One patient is hospitalized outside of the county while the other has self-quarantined.
One patient is in their 40s and one in their 60s. One is from New Braunfels, and one lives in in eastern Comal County.
Public Health is investigating the patients’ recent history in order to determine those with whom they have had direct contact, and will notify those people about the steps they need to take.
As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, Comal County has received reports of 92 COVID-19 tests conducted, including the seven positive results. Twenty-eight results are still pending, and 57 tests were negative.
“Travel-related” generally means a patient has traveled outside South Central Texas, said Comal County’s Public Information Officer Paul Anthony. If someone works in San Antonio or San Marcos and gets infected, the case is not considered travel-related because it’s part of a patient’s everyday life. However, in that instance, the case would not be considered “community spread.”
Information about the confirmed cases available at the county’s COVID-19 webpage, 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.