Six new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Comal County, 16 total active cases

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Comal County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is the latest coronavirus update from Comal County. (Community Impact staff)

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Comal County. (Community Impact staff)

Comal County announced May 20, that six new cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed, bringing the county's total to 78.

Of those cases, 16 are active and two are hospitalized.

Two of the cases are New Braunfels residents in their 20s and 40s, two are residents on the north-side of Canyon Lake in their 40s and 70s, one is in their 40s and from the Bulverde area, and the last resident is in their 30s and from the Spring Branch area.

According to the county, the Bulverde and Canyon Lake cases are people who share a household with residents with previously confirmed cases of the virus.

Five of the cases are self-quarantining in Comal County and the sixth, a New Braunfels resident, contracted the coronavirus while working out-of-state and is self-isolating there.


The county is reporting 1,604 tests for the coronavirus have been performed. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has the number of tests conducted at 1,811.

260 tests were conducted in local nursing homes on Tuesday, all of which are pending results.

All together, there are 338 pending tests.

Tracked separately, the Office of Public Health has tested 650 people for antibodies and nine positive tests have been returned, indicating previous COVID-19 infections.

Those nine cases are not included in the county's case count.

Guadalupe County is reporting 114 cases of the virus and DSHS is reporting 1,171 tests conducted in the county. The county is reporting that 23 cases are still active.
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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