Seven More Elderly Comal County Residents Dead of COVID-19, County Confirms Monday
Comal County said six residents, five of them elderly, died over the weekend, bringing the total of COVD-19-related deaths in the county to 29.
A seventh resident, a man in his 80s who lived at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels, died on Tuesday. His death was reported to the Office of Public Health on Friday.
Deaths confirmed over the weekend are those of:
- A man in his 80s from the north side of Canyon Lake who died Friday in a New Braunfels hospital.
- A man in his 60s from New Braunfels who died Friday in a New Braunfels hospital.
- A man in his 70s from the south side of Canyon Lake who died Friday in a New Braunfels hospital.
- A woman in her 50s from New Braunfels who died Saturday in a New Braunfels hospital.
- A man in his 80s from Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels who died Saturday at the facility.
- A woman in her 90s from Kirkwood Manor who died Sunday at the facility. Seven Kirkwood residents have now died.
The county said it does not know if any of the county residents had underlying medical conditions.
Today, the county also reported this information about COVID-19 deaths and cases in its long-term residential care facilities:
- River Gardens, New Braunfels: 80 cases (58 residents, 22 staff), 1 death, 3 hospitalized
- Colonial Manor, New Braunfels: 58 cases (32 residents, 26 staff), 3 hospitalized
- The Heights of Bulverde: 57 cases (33 residents, 24 staff), 6 deaths
- Kirkwood Manor, New Braunfels: 48 cases (32 residents, 16 staff), 7 deaths, 3 hospitalized
- Hope Hospice, New Braunfels: 7 cases (staff)
- Legend Oaks, New Braunfels: 3 cases (1 resident, 2 staff), 1 death
- Sundance Inn, New Braunfels: 3 cases (staff)
- EdenHill, New Braunfels: 2 cases, both hospice workers
- Elan Westpointe, New Braunfels: 1 case (staff)
- Advanced Home Health Services: 1 case (staff)
To help support local nursing homes battling coronavirus outbreaks, the emergency management offices of Comal County and the City of New Braunfels have established a resource center at New Braunfels City Hall. Long-term residential health care facilities who need personal protective equipment and other resources can call 830-221-4618 to request them.
MyCanyonLake.com has reached out to Comal County for further information about this center.
The Office of Public Health will update weekend test and case numbers on Tuesday. The office has reopened to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays by appointment only. Those needing non-coronavirus-related services, such as immunizations, can call 830-221-1150.
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.