Comal County confirmed July 10 the coronavirus-related deaths of three area residents, all of whom were residents of area long-term care facilities.

The deaths included a man in his 90s with underlying health conditions who died at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels on Saturday, July 4 and whose postmortem test was confirmed positive Wednesday, July 8.

A woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions died at Kirkwood on July 8, and a man in his 60s who lived at River Gardens died in a New Braunfels hospital July 9.

Cases of the virus were first reported in the county’s nursing homes June 25, with positive cases found at five long-term care facilities.

  • 55 residents and 22 staff members at River Gardens in New Braunfels have tested positive for the virus. Four residents were hospitalized as of July 8, one of whom died July 9.

  • 30 residents and 24 staff members at the Heights of Bulverde in Spring Branch have contracted the virus, and six residents have died.

  • Nine residents and three staff members at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels have tested positive, and three residents have died.

  • Two residents and two staff members at the Colonial Manor nursing home in New Braunfels have tested positive for the virus.

  • One resident at Legend Oaks in New Braunfel has tested positive for the virus, and they died Wednesday, July 8.

The county also confirmed 103 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 1,245. Of the new cases, 78 are New Braunfels residents.

An additional 15 county residents were confirmed to have recovered, and 44 are hospitalized, up from 32 a day earlier.

In Guadalupe County, 929 cases had been reported as of Thursday, July 9, up from 901 a day earlier, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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