Elderly Canyon Lake resident is second Comal County coronavirus death

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A Canyon Lake woman in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 after her husband, also in his 70s, was confirmed to have died from the virus on Thursday, March 26.

He was the second Comal County resident to have died from the coronavirus. The first was a New Braunfels man in his 40s.

The elderly Canyon Lake resident was not confirmed to have had virus until a postmortem test was performed. He tested positive for the flu and strep throat prior to his death.

Comal County's Office of Public Health (OPH) believes the Canyon Lake cases to be contracted during recent out of state travel.

The OPH is investigating the couple's recent history for any contact with members of the public and the widow is self-quarantined at home, according to a press release issued by county.


First responders with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office and Canyon Lake Fire and EMS are also under quarantine, but none have presented symptoms.

The number of confirmed cases in Comal County sits at 11. To date, 142 tests have been reported to the OPH and 43 are still pending.

Comal County has yet to issue a countywide stay-at-home order. County Judge Sherman Krause instead opted on March 27 to issue guidelines for businesses and residents to follow.

Enforcement of the guidelines is optional for the time being, with the threat of orders similar to New Braunfels' ordinance going into effect if people don't comply voluntarily.

A community spread case was also confirmed in Bulverde last week.
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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