Comal County reports 3 deaths, 69 new coronavirus cases since Sept. 7

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in New Braunfels. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in New Braunfels. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in New Braunfels. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Between Sept. 7-11, Comal County reported three new coronavirus-related deaths and 69 new cases.



A New Braunfels man in his 60s and a New Braunfels man in his 70s died in a San Antonio hospital Aug. 20 and Aug. 30, respectively.



A woman in her 70s from New Braunfels was hospitalized in a local hospital and died Aug. 26.





Of the newly reported cases, 55 are confirmed and 14 are probable, bringing the county total to 3,140 recorded cases since March 16.





The county’s seven-day positivity rate as of Sept. 11 was 9.5%, down from a seven-day positivity rate of 16.27% on Sept. 3.



Comal County also recorded 283 recoveries since Aug. 31, bringing the total to 2,706. The county now has 320 active cases, 39 of which are hospitalized.



On Sept. 11, it was reported that county hospitals are caring for five COVID-19 patients, two of whom are in intensive care beds and one of whom is on a ventilator. Not all patients are county residents, and not all county residents are hospitalized within Comal County.



According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Guadalupe County has had a total of 76 coronavirus-related deaths as of Sept. 14, up from 72 as of Aug. 31.



The county reported a total of 32 new confirmed and probable cases between Sept. 7-11 for a total of 2,196 since March 16.



Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD have also reported positive and symptomatic cases as well as incidents of exposure to a positive case.



As of Sept. 14, NBISD has reported five positive cases, 76 symptomatic cases and exposures to a lab-confirmed case.



CISD has reported 19 positive cases, 105 symptomatic cases and 132 exposures to a lab-confirmed case.



Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren Canterberry began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development and breaking news. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017.


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