Breaking news: Comal County reports three new cases of coronavirus in New Braunfels

All three new cases are located in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
All three new cases are located in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

All three new cases are located in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Comal County confirmed April 3 three new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 18, which shows a 50% increase in cases in two days.

These new cases are all located in New Braunfels with one patient being under 18, one in their 40s and one in their 50s. All three are self-quarantined.

One of the three is confirmed to have contracted the virus through community spread, while the other two were in close contact with someone who had already tested positive.

On April 2, Cheryl Fraser, Comal County director of public health, told the Commissioners Court that the county is in a phase of acceleration for new cases.

According to Fraser, a phase of acceleration means that the number of cases will continue to rise quickly. A corresponding rise in the availability of testing will also make this increase more apparent.


As of April 3, Comal County’s Office of Public Health has received the following reports of tests performed in the county:

  • 199 tests conducted

  • 18 positive tests

  • 124 negative tests

  • 57 results still pending


It was also announced that a sixth Comal County resident has recovered from the coronavirus and was released from home isolation.

Guadalupe County also reported three new cases April 2, bringing the county total to 23.

All three cases are at home and have been self-quarantined since being tested.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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