Comal County surpasses 10K confirmed, probable COVID-19 cases

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Since April 12, Comal County has reported 186 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 10,022.

A total of 312 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the county, including four new coronavirus-related deaths since March 29.

As of April 20, the county has 215 active, confirmed cases and a total of 9,495 reported recoveries.

The molecular positivity rate was reported to be 4.5%, and the antigen positivity rate was reported to be 3.77% on April 20, compared to 7.45% and 4.30%, respectively, on April 16.

Comal County hospitals reported caring for 15 COVID-19 patients, five of which are in intensive care, and two are on ventilators.

Comal County also reported April 20 that eight county residents are hospitalized with the coronavirus, though not all county residents are hospitalized within county hospitals, down from 12 residents who were hospitalized April 16.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Trauma Service Area P was reported to be 4.06% of total hospital capacity April 20 and has remained below 5% since March 16.

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Guadalupe County reported a total of 179 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases between April 12-20 for a total of 14,258 confirmed and probable cases reported since March 16, 2020.

Of the reported cases, 162 are reportedly active as of April 20, and a total of 208 Guadalupe County deaths have been reported by the DSHS.

As of April 5, a total of 57,350 Comal County residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 35,964 have been fully vaccinated. According to the DSHS, 28.7% of 125,307 county residents over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated.

In Guadalupe County, 49,978 residents have received at least one dose, and 35,546 have been fully vaccinated. The DSHS reported 27.23% of 130,517 residents over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated.

Residents can view a list of vaccine providers on the DSHS website, and those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the Comal County 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.

Residents can also utilize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ online search tool to find a testing site.
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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