Comal County issued a press release Sept. 3 stating that it is now reporting 24 new deaths that previously went unreported. That figure brings the county's death toll to 111 since the pandemic began in March.
There were also 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the county Sept. 3, for a total of 3,050.
“We don’t want people to be alarmed about the spike in the number of deaths. We did not have 24 deaths from yesterday to today," Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser said in the release. “After closely reviewing the state database of death records, we found 24 deaths that happened between April and August that were not reported. We are correcting our numbers to be as accurate as possible and show true data for Comal County.”
Of the 26 new cases, 25 are confirmed and one is probable, the release states.