Comal County reports 4 deaths, 75 new coronavirus cases

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in New Braunfels. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in New Braunfels. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in New Braunfels. (Community Impact staff)

During the week of Oct. 5-12, Comal County reported 75 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including one infant under 12 months of age, as well as four deaths.

The newly reported deaths included a woman in her 70s, a man in his 60s and a man in his 80s who died in a New Braunfels hospital on Sept. 24, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, respectively.

The July 24 death of a man in his 60s in a New Braunfels hospital was also reported.

Since March 16, Comal County has reported a total of 3,568 cases, 3,341 recorded recoveries and 120 deaths.

As of Oct. 12, the county has 107 active, confirmed cases. Previously, the number dropped below 100 on Oct. 8 for the first time since the week of June 8.

As of Oct. 9, local hospitals reported caring for seven coronavirus patients. Two 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. 9 was 7.08%, up from 6.4% as of Oct. 2.

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Guadalupe County reported a total of 86 new confirmed and probable cases between Oct. 5-11, for a total of 3,729 cases since March 16.

A total of 79 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.

Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 may call the Comal County’s dedicated hotline at 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.


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