Comal County corrects record to reflect 24 previously unreported COVID-19-related deaths

The newly reported deaths bring the county's death toll to 111 since the pandemic began in March. (Community Impact staff)
The newly reported deaths bring the county's death toll to 111 since the pandemic began in March. (Community Impact staff)

The newly reported deaths bring the county's death toll to 111 since the pandemic began in March. (Community Impact staff)

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.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.