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So Far, So Good: No Positive COVID-19 Tests Yet in Comal County Nursing Homes

No positive COVID-19 test results have been reported so Comal County nursing homes. Image by MedPage today.

So far residents of Comal County nursing homes have avoided COVID-19, the county reported on Tuesday.

In a statement, officials confirmed that 1,414 of the 1,465 residents tested last week by first responders were negative for the virus. More results are still pending.

However, the Office of Public Health confirmed its 83rd case of COVID-19, a New Braunfels resident in their 50s who is self-isolating.

The county also confirmed eight more recoveries, bringing the total to 64. With six deaths, the county now has 13 active COVID-19 cases, two of them hospitalized.

Tuesday’s Statistics

  • 2,885 tests conducted
  • 83 positive tests
  • 2,680 negative tests
  • 122 results still pending

Location Breakdown

  • 32 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
  • 14 from north of Canyon Lake
  • 13 from the Bulverde area
  • 7 from eastern Comal County
  • 4 from the Spring Branch area
  • 3 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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