Comal County reports 151 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths since Sept. 21

The seven-day average for the COVID-19 testing positivity rate in Comal County is now 8.52%, up from 5.51% on Sept. 21. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The seven-day average for the COVID-19 testing positivity rate in Comal County is now 8.52%, up from 5.51% on Sept. 21. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The seven-day average for the COVID-19 testing positivity rate in Comal County is now 8.52%, up from 5.51% on Sept. 21. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Between Sept. 21-28, Comal County reported 151 additional COVID-19 cases, seven of which were part of the backlog of cases received from the Texas Health Trace system. No new deaths have been reported since Sept. 21.





The county has reported a total of 3,431 cases since March 16. With 3,115 recorded recoveries and 116 deaths, the county has 200 active, confirmed cases.



As of Sept. 28, 10 residents are hospitalized, and local hospitals reported caring for four coronavirus patients, two of whom are in intensive care and on ventilators. Not all patients are county residents, and not all county residents are hospitalized within Comal County.



The county’s seven-day positivity rate on Sept. 28 was 8.52%, up from 5.51% on Sept. 21.





According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Guadalupe County has reported a total of 15 new confirmed and probable cases between Sept. 22-28 for a total of 3,560 since March 16.



A review of electronically reported files in the Texas Health Trace system identified 1,601 cases in Guadalupe County that were not previously reported to the county. The additional cases were added to the total case count Sept. 21.



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



On Sept. 28, NBISD reported seven current cases, 65 symptomatic cases and 135 exposures to a lab-confirmed case.



CISD has reported 20 current cases, 79 symptomatic cases and 308 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

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.