Fourth Comal County COVID-19 patient hospitalized; more details released about cases in New Braunfels, Canyon Lake

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Comal County announced the fourth local case of COVID-19 on March 23 and released additional details about all positive cases to date in a press release.

The most recent case was confirmed March 22, and the patient is hospitalized outside of the county. The case was confirmed as travel related by the Comal County Office of Public Health, which means the patient began exhibiting symptoms immediately after returning from travel outside of south Central Texas.

Three of the four cases have been confirmed as travel related by the OPH, while the second patient is officially unconfirmed, meaning possible community spread occurred and did not go into quarantine until they received their positive test results.

Patients appear to have little in common. One lives in the city of New Braunfels, another is south of Canyon Lake and the other two are in eastern Comal County.

Patients are in their 20s, 40s, 60s and 80s.

A map showing these details is now available on the county's webpage and will be updated each afternoon as warranted, according to the county.

As of 8 p.m. March 22, Comal County had received reports of 51 local tests—including the four positive results—with more results pending.

The county's COVID-19 hotline is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 830-221-1120.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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