Of the confirmed and probable cases, 2,631 were reported in New Braunfels, which accounts for 75.04% of the total in Comal County.
As of Oct. 5, eight residents are hospitalized, and local hospitals reported caring for six coronavirus patients. Three are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. Not all patients are county residents, and not all county residents are hospitalized within Comal County.
The county’s seven-day positivity rate as of Oct. 5 was 8.66%, up from 6.4% as of Oct. 2.
According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Guadalupe County has reported a total of 83 new confirmed and probable cases between Sept. 29-Oct. 4, for a total of 3,643 since March 16.
A total of 76 Guadalupe County deaths have been reported to the Texas DSHS, though only 44 have been reported by the DSHS to the Guadalupe County Office of Emergency Management. According to a press release, the difference is due to a lag in reporting from the state system to the county system.
Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD have also reported symptomatic cases as well as incidents of exposure to a case.
Exposure to a positive case includes being directly exposed to fluids from the mouth or nose or being within six feet for 15 minutes or more with or without a face covering.
As of Oct. 4, NBISD had reported five current cases, 74 symptomatic cases and 152 exposures to a lab-confirmed case.
CISD had reported 12 current cases, 79 symptomatic cases and 163 exposures to a lab-confirmed case as of Oct. 4.
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the Comal County’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.