Coronavirus: New Braunfels Man Dies After Testing Positive
AUSTIN, TX – Officials at the Ascension Seton Medical Center have confirmed the death of a New Braunfels man as a result of COVID-19.
“It is with deep sadness that we confirm the loss of a patient due to COVID-19. Out of respect for the privacy of our patients, we cannot share further information,” said the hospital in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers are with the family of this patient and all the families and loved ones impacted by this illness in our community and across the globe.”
According to KXAN, the patient was identified by the family as 44-year-old Adolph Mendez. According to other news sources, Mendez was born in San Antonio and had lived in New Braunfels for the last 14 years. Mendez tested positive for the virus last Tuesday and according to his family he was “perfectly healthy.”
Officials with Comal County confirmed the death on Facebook on Thursday night.
“Our hearts, as well as our thoughts and our prayers, go out to this man’s family and friends,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “This tragic news emphasizes the need for all of us to make sure we are taking every effort to maintain social distancing measures and protecting ourselves, our loved ones and the most vulnerable among us from contracting COVID-19.”
Mendez was a kindergarten teacher at Oakwood Church in New Braunfels and is survived by his six children and wife.
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