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Thirteen New Cases, 36 COVID-19 Recoveries Reported in Comal County on Wednesday

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Thirteen New Cases, 36 COVID-19 Recoveries Reported in Comal County on Wednesday

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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

Testing Information

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

Vaccines

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 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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