Three COVID-19 cases confirmed in Comal on Good Friday

Health officials in Comal County confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 on April 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Comal County confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 on April 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Comal County confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 on April 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Comal County announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 10, bringing the county's total to 37. Guadalupe County's case count remained unchanged at 46.

Of the three new cases, one is north of Canyon Lake, another is south of Canyon Lake and the last is in the Spring Branch area. Two patients are in their 60s and one is in their 40s, according to a press release from the county.

All of the new patients are self-quarantined in their homes.

As of Friday morning, 17 of Comal's cases were still active and under self-quarantine and 16 patients had recovered. Four residents were still hospitalized.

Four Comal County residents have died: a New Braunfels man in his 40s; a Canyon Lake man in his 70s; and a married Bulverde man and woman in their 80s.

“We continue to mourn the loss of these members of our community, and continue to pray for their loved ones,” said County Judge Sherman Krause in a press release on Thursday. “Social distancing remains our best and most effective tool to prevent these losses, and we continue to remind everyone to do everything they can to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Comal County’s Office of Public Health also reported that 376 tests for the disease had been performed, with 80 results still pending.

Guadalupe County had not reported any fatalities as of April 10, and 13 of its patients have recovered. One Guadalupe resident remains hospitalized.

The distribution of cases in both counties is as follows, but does not include the location of Guadalupe’s hospitalized patient, which has not been disclosed.

  • 19 - New Braunfels

  • 18 - Cibolo

  • 7 - Bulverde

  • 7 - Unincorporated areas of Guadalupe County

  • 6 - Schertz

  • 6 - Seguin

  • 5 - Eastern Comal County

  • 4 - North of Canyon Lake

  • 3 - South of Canyon Lake

  • 2 - Fair Oaks Ranch

  • 2 - Spring Branch area

  • 1 - Selma

  • 1 - Central Comal County

  • 1 - Southwest Comal County

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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