A New Braunfels resident in their 30s is Comal County's 82nd case of COVID-19, but the rate of positive tests is below state and national averages, officials said Friday morning.
The newest case, like most in Comal County, is self-isolating. There are now 20 active cases in the county, two of those are hospitalized. There have been 56 recoveries from the disease and six fatalities.
As of Friday morning, the Comal County Office of Public Health has received reports of 2,343 tests, with 82 positive, 1,728 negatives and 533 results still pending.
These numbers include 944 nursing home tests taken so far this week, of which 482 were negative with the rest pending.
Officials say with increased testing, including the hundreds of tests in long-term care facilities this week, Comal County's positive test rate has declined to 4.53 percent — below both the state and national averages. In early April that peak was nearly 13 percent.
Since May 4, 805 people have received antibody tests at the Office of Public Health, with 10 testing positive, indicating they had contracted COVID-19 sometime in the past. Those numbers do not represent all antibody testing in the county, nor are they necessarily limited to Comal County residents. The county does not include these numbers in its active COVID-19 testing data.
Information about COVID-19, as well as a list of county office reopenings and numbers to call for testing, is available at www.comalcountytx.com/covid19.
Residents with questions or concerns about the novel coronavirus can call the county’s dedicated COVID-19 hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.