Five of the county's 11 patients have recovered so far. Two are still hospitalized outside the county and two more are under self-quarantine in their homes.
Recovery is defined by the CDC as not presenting a fever for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. There must also be improvement in respiratory symptoms and seven days must pass since symptoms first appeared.
As of March 30, two patients have died from the virus. A New Braunfels man is his 40s and a Canyon Lake man in his 70s both died last Thursday, March 26.
The Canyon Lake resident's widow is one of the patients under self-quarantine.
There have been 163 COVID-19 tests reported to the Comal County Office of Public Health to date. 96 were negative and another 56 remain pending, according to a press release from the county.
According to private clinics, it is taking 2-10 days for results to be returned from private labs such as Quest Diagnostics and Clinic Pathology Lab.