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Thirty-Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported Tuesday in Comal County

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Thirty-Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported Tuesday in Comal County

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

Comal County reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 today.

In a statement, the county said 12 of the new cases are confirmed and 20 are probable. The county’s total is now 11,186 cases since reporting began in March 2020.

There are now 187 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Nine residents are hospitalized.

Another 39 COVID-19 recoveries were reported today, for a total of 10,675. The total number of deceased remains 324.

The county’s seven-day molecular positivity rate for Tueday is 3.28%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 5.53%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.46%.

On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 21 COVID-19 patients. Of those, six are in intensive care. There are no patients 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 – 26
  • North of Canyon Lake – 0
  • South of Canyon Lake – 2
  • South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 1
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch – 3
  • Fair Oaks – 0

Age Range of New Cases

  • Under 20 – 6
  • 20s – 5
  • 30’s/40’s – 11
  • 50s/60s – 9
  • 70 and older -1

Testing Information

As of Tuesday morning, Public Health reports

  • 107,526 tests conducted
  • 5,981 confirmed cases
  • 5,181 probable cases
  • 24 suspect cases

Location Breakdown of All Cases

Of the 11,186 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:

  • New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,940
  • Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,619
  • South of Canyon Lake – 634
  • North of Canyon Lake – 532
  • Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –406
  • Fair Oaks Ranch – 55

Vaccinations

Comal County’s Public Health Department is now administereing Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those 18 years and older and Pfizer vaccines for anyone 12 years and older.

On Thursday, June 24, the county will vaccinate anyone ages 12 and older with the Pfizer vaccine.

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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