Comal County approaching 300 COVID-19 cases, up from 99 at end of May

The positivity rate for testing in Comal County over the past seven days was 14.9% from 817 tests and 122 new cases.
The positivity rate for testing in Comal County over the past seven days was 14.9% from 817 tests and 122 new cases.

The positivity rate for testing in Comal County over the past seven days was 14.9% from 817 tests and 122 new cases.

On June 19, Comal County reported 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, increasing the county's total to 298 cases.

Comal County's Office of Public Health, or OPH, received reports of 199 confirmed and probable cases of the virus between June 1 and June 19, and 1,781 tests conducted on the counties residents.

The positivity rate for that time period was 11.2%, and the rate for the last seven days was 14.9% with 817 new tests and 122 cases.

There have been 4,756 tests reported to the OPH from public and private labs since March.

Seven of the county's residents have died due to the virus and the most recent was in mid-March. On June 18, Guadalupe County announced its first death related to the virus, a New Braunfels resident.


As of June 19, Comal County had 134 residents known to have active cases of COVID-19 and five were hospitalized.

Guadalupe County had 231 confirmed and probable cases of the virus, as of June 18, and 53 cases were active. Three Guadalupe residents were still hospitalized.

An accurate positivity rate for testing in Guadalupe County is unavailable at this time.

Probable cases are residents who did not have a positive PCR test for COVID-19, but have met three of the following criteria:

  • They have tested positive with a quick-result antigen test, which is less accurate than a PCR test but is much faster.

  • They are presenting COVID-19 symptoms.

  • They have had close contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case.


Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County’s dedicated hotline at 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Several local health care providers and clinics are also offering testing for the coronavirus.





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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