Comal County reports two additional coronavirus deaths

Comal County has confirmed its fifth and sixth resident deaths from the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Comal County has confirmed its fifth and sixth resident deaths from the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Comal County has confirmed its fifth and sixth resident deaths from the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Comal County confirmed on Monday, April 13, that two men in their 80s were the fifth and sixth deaths related to the coronavirus. The county also reported an additional case of the virus, bringing the total to 38.

Both men died while being treated at hospitals in San Antonio. The first, a Bulverde resident, died on Saturday and the second, from south of Canyon Lake, died on Sunday.

“Our hearts go out to their loved ones, who have suffered an irreplaceable loss,” said Comal County Judge Sherman Krause in a released statement. “The best thing all of us can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives is to stay home and maintain social distancing.”

Comal County also reported 377 coronavirus tests had been conducted by private and state labs, and 80 tests had results pending.

There are 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Comal County, as of Monday morning. The newest patient is under 19 and lives south of Canyon Lake.


Two patients remain hospitalized and the rest are self-quarantined.

Across both Comal County and Guadalupe County, New Braunfels has 19 confirmed cases of the coronavirus—the most of any city within either county, but closely followed by Cibolo with 18 cases.
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.