Thirteen New Cases, 36 COVID-19 Recoveries Reported in Comal County on Wednesday
Comal County reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries today, bringing the total to 10,735 cases of the virus.
In a statement, the county said one is a confirmed case and 12 are probable cases.
There are now 293 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Of those, seven are hospitalized. Total recovered is 10,122.
The number of deceased remains 320.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Wednesday is 5.08%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.45%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 3.33%.
On Wednesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 19 COVID-19 patients. Of those, six are in intensive care and three are on ventilators. 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 – 12
- 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 – 4
- 30’s/40’s – 4
- 50s/60s – 1
- 70 and older -0
As of Wednesday morning, Public Health reports
- 95,452 tests conducted
- 5,731 confirmed cases
- 4,980 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 10,735 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,618
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,566
- South of Canyon Lake – 609
- North of Canyon Lake – 508
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –381
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 53
The Public Health Department administers the Moderna vaccine, which is used for those 18 years-of-age and older. Vaccines will be distributed to the public as they are received by Comal County and according to all state distribution guidelines.
To schedule a vaccine, visit mycomalcounty.com.
“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.
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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