Comal County on Wednesday reported 52 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 for a total of 471 and a positivity rate of 8.65 percent.
Of the 52 cases, 42 are confirmed and 10 are probable, the county said in a statement today. Thirty are New Braunfels-area residents, 15 are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, six live south of Canyon Lake, and one lives in the Garden Ridge area. Residents in their 20s, 30s and 60s make up a majority of the cases.
Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – is now 8.65 percent, up from 8.21 percent on Tuesday and 5.81percent one week ago.
The county also confirmed six more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 197. With seven deaths, the county now has 267 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. The county also confirmed four additional hospitalizations, bringing the total to 17.
- 5,442 tests conducted
- 374 confirmed cases
- 97 probable cases
- 344 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
- 73 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
- 21 from south of Canyon Lake
- 18 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
- 13 from southern Comal County, including Garden Ridge and Schertz
- 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Probable case definition
“Probable cases” 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 following three criteria:
- A positive quick-result antigen test
- Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Close contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case
A probable case is treated identically to a confirmed case and counts toward the county’s positivity rate and total case tally.