Comal County adds 265 new coronavirus cases since Nov. 16, 401 active

Between Nov. 16-23, Comal County reported 265 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and one new death.. (Community Impact staff)
Between Nov. 16-23, Comal County reported 265 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and one new death.. (Community Impact staff)

Between Nov. 16-23, Comal County reported 265 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and one new death.. (Community Impact staff)

Between Nov. 16-23, Comal County reported 265 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and one new death.

The newly reported death was that of a 90-year-old New Braunfels man who died Nov. 17 in a New Braunfels hospital.

Since March 16, Comal County has reported a total of 4,358 cases, 3 suspect cases, 3,832 recorded recoveries and 125 deaths.


As of Nov. 3, the county has 401 active, confirmed cases.

On Nov. 23, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 9.16%, down from 14.78% as of Nov. 18.

According to data from the Texas DSHS, Guadalupe County reported a total of 70 new confirmed and probable cases between Nov. 16-23, for a total of 4,145 cases since March 16.

A total of 83 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 been reporting symptomatic cases as well as incidents of exposure to a case since the beginning of the school year.


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 without a face covering.

On Nov. 20, NBISD reported 17 current cases, 39 symptomatic cases and 171 exposures to a lab-confirmed case, up from 115 as of Nov. 17. A total of 83 confirmed cases have been reported in NBISD: 60 students and 23 staff members.

CISD reported 6 current cases, 11 symptomatic cases and 63 exposures to a lab-confirmed case as of Nov. 20, down from 852 exposures as of Nov. 17. A total of 232 confirmed cases have been reported in CISD: 183 students and 49 staff members.

Residents wishing to be tested can call the county’s hotline at 830-221-1120 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is conducted on Tuesday and Friday, but no testing will be conducted Nov. 27 following the Thanksgiving holiday.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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