Three More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, One on the North Side of Canyon Lake
Three more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Comal County on April 27, bringing the total number of cases reported to 52.
The patients, who are in their 20s, 30s and 50s are from New Braunfels, Bulverde and the north side of Canyon Lake. All are self-isolating.
On Tuesday, April 28, he county also confirmed one more recovered patient, bringing the total to 36. With six deaths, that leaves 10 active cases, of which three are hospitalized with the rest isolating at home.
- 751 tests conducted
- 52 positive tests
- 672 negative tests
- 27 results still pending
- 19 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
- 9 from the Bulverde area
- 5 from eastern Comal County
- 5 from north of Canyon Lake
- 3 from south of Canyon Lake
- 3 from Garden Ridge
- 3 from the Spring Branch area
- 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
- 2 from southwest Comal County
- 1 from central Comal County
Testing sites open for appointments
Today opens the registration window for residents wishing to receive a free COVID-19 test at a drive-through site run by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas Department of State Health Services in coordination with Comal County and Comal Independent School District.
Anyone seeking a test can visit www.txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400 to receive a screening and make an appointment for the site, which is at Canyon High School, 1510 IH-35, New Braunfels. Those with an appointment should enter the parking lot from FM 1101.
Testing also remains available at a local drive-through site operated by private physicians in coordination with Comal County, the City of New Braunfels and other agencies. To make an appointment at that site, residents should call 830-312-7980.
Testing at Canyon High School is provided through the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with Comal County and Comal Independent School District (Comal ISD).
“Since this unprecedented situation with COVID-19 began in March, we have been working closely with Comal County as well as other public and private entities to ensure we have a coordinated response,” said Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim. “This testing site partnership is a great example of how our working together benefits the residents of Comal County.”
County Judge Sherman Krause said the testing is an important step toward increasing Comal County’s testing capacity and ability to understand the spread of coronavirus.
“We’re pleased to partner with the state and Comal ISD to make this opportunity available for residents who might not otherwise have access to a doctor or be able to afford a test,” he said.