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Twelve New COVID-19 Cases, 11 Recoveries Reported in Comal County Wednesday

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Twelve New COVID-19 Cases, 11 Recoveries Reported in Comal County Wednesday

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Residents who wish to be vaccinated for COVID-19 should call Comal County Public Health Office at 830-221-1150.

Comal County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases and 11 recoveries today.

The county’s total number of cases is now 11,005. Nine of the new cases are confirmed and three are probable.

There are now 182 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Of those, two are hospitalized.

Another 11 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, for a total of 10,500. The total number of deceased remains at 323.

The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Wednesday is 3.48%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.92%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.27%.

On Wednesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for seven COVID-19 patients. Of those, one is in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in county hospitals.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

  • New Braunfels – 11
  • North of Canyon Lake – 0
  • South of Canyon Lake – 0
  • South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 0
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch – 1
  • Fair Oaks – 0

Age Range of New Cases

  • Under 20 – 4
  • 20s – 1
  • 30’s/40’s – 5
  • 50s/60s – 2
  • 70 and older -0

Testing Information

As of Wednesday morning, Public Health reports

  • 103,054 tests conducted
  • 5,889 confirmed cases
  • 5,092 probable cases
  • 24 suspect cases

Location Breakdown of All Cases

Of the 11,005 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:

  • New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,804
  • Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,601
  • South of Canyon Lake – 624
  • North of Canyon Lake – 523
  • Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –399
  • Fair Oaks Ranch – 54

Probable Cases

“Probable case” is a category established by the Texas Department of State Health Services to describe those who do not have a positive PCR test for COVID-19 but meet two of the three criteria:

  • Meets clinical criteria and epidemiologic linkage with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Meets presumptive laboratory evidence, which is the detection of SARS-CoV-2 by antigen test in a respiratory specimen.
  • Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.

A probable case is treated identically to a confirmed case and counts toward the county’s positivity rate and total case tally.

Suspected Cases

A ‘suspect’ case meets supportive laboratory evidence with no prior history of being a confirmed or probable case. It is also counted toward the total case tally. Supportive laboratory evidence means:

    • Detection of a specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood.
    • Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen.

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