Comal County's Office of Public Health (OPH) confirmed three more local cases of coronavirus on Thursday, April 2. One patient is in Fair Oaks Ranch and two are in the Bulverde area, according to a press release issued by the county.
One of the Bulverde residents is in their 80s and is hospitalized in either Bexar or Travis county. That patient is believed to have contracted the virus from people that recently traveled to the county for a party, according to county Public Information Officer Paul Anthony.
The OPH is investigating who might have come into contact with the patient and the party's attendees, but there have been no related positive cases so far.
“We know COVID-19 is spreading in our community, and regardless of the details of how each individual contracted it, we all need to be following the governor’s orders by staying home and maintaining social distancing measures,” said Cheryl Fraser, Comal County director of public health.
The other two patients confirmed today are self-quarantined at their homes and they're recent history is also being investigated by the OPH.
As of Thursday morning, the Comal County has received reports of 186 tests and 63 are still pending.
"All of us should be acting as if the virus is actively spreading in our community—because it is," Paul said in an email. "The details of how it’s transmitted are important for determining who might be infected and tracking the spread of the virus, but regardless of how much is known about any particular case, residents should be taking the same steps no matter where they live: staying home if at all possible, staying at least six feet away from others and avoiding groups of more than 10 people."
In Guadalupe County, the number of cases has risen to 20 after three more were confirmed on Wednesday, April 1.
One of Guadalupe's new cases is in New Braunfels, bringing the city's total on the Guadalupe side of town to two.
Guadalupe County issued a press release on April 1 stating that people confirmed to have the virus visited the following locations and could have exposed others, although officials believe transmission to be unlikely.
- H-E-B at 1340 E. Court Street, Seguin, on March 19.
- Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union at 1103 HWY 46, Seguin, on March 19.