Comal County adds 170 new coronavirus cases during Thanksgiving week

Comal County reported 170 new coronavirus cases between Nov. 23-29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Comal County reported 170 new coronavirus cases between Nov. 23-29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Comal County reported 170 new coronavirus cases between Nov. 23-29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Between Nov. 23-29, Comal County reported 170 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and three new deaths.

The newly reported deaths were that of a New Braunfels man in his 80s who died Nov. 15, a New Braunfels man in his 70s who died Nov. 23 and a New Braunfels man in his 80s who died Nov. 23.

Since March 16, Comal County has reported a total of 4,508 cases, 3 suspected cases, 3,898 recorded recoveries and 128 deaths.

As of Nov. 27, the county had 482 active, confirmed cases. Of those active cases, 16 were hospitalized Nov. 27.

Comal County hospitals reported caring for 28 coronavirus patients Nov. 27, eight of which were reported to be in intensive care and six on ventilators. Not all patients are county residents, and not all hospitalized county residents are in Comal County hospitals.

On Nov. 27, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 10.67%, up from 9.16% as of Nov. 23.

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Guadalupe County reported a total of 127 new confirmed and probable cases between Nov. 23-27 for a total of 4,272 cases since March 16.


A total of 85 Guadalupe County deaths have been reported to the Texas DSHS, and the county reported 160 active confirmed cases as of Nov. 29.

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 Tuesdays and Fridays, but no testing was 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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