Comal County on Tuesday, June 10 confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 and five additional probable cases.
The three confirmed cases are a New Braunfels resident in their 50s, a Bulverde-area resident in their 30s, and a resident on the south side of Canyon Lake in their 20s, the county said in a statement on Wednesday.
The five probable cases are three New Braunfels residents in their 20s and 30s, a Spring Branch-area resident in their 20s, and an eastern Comal County resident in their 50s.
All eight are home-isolating, although a previously confirmed home-isolated case has now been hospitalized.
The county also confirmed four recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 113. With seven deaths, the county now has 35 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, three of them hospitalized.
- 3,903 tests conducted
- 137 confirmed cases
- 18 probable cases
Location Breakdown of 155 Confirmed and Probable Cases
- 85 (73 confirmed, 12 probable) from New Braunfels or the immediate area
- 16 confirmed from north of Canyon Lake
- 15 confirmed from the Bulverde area
- 11 (8 confirmed, 3 probable) from eastern Comal County
- 8 (7 confirmed, 1 probable) from south of Canyon Lake
- 8 (6 confirmed, 2 probable) confirmed from the Spring Branch area
- 3 confirmed from Garden Ridge
- 3 confirmed from central Comal County
- 3 confirmed from southwest Comal County
- 2 confirmed from Fair Oaks Ranch
- 1 confirmed from Schertz
“Probable cases” is a new category of testing that refers to people who tested positive using a quick-result antigen test instead of a “PCR” test that takes longer to process and is condsidered more accurate.
County Health Director Cheryl Fraser said these cases are treated the same as a confirmed positive case.
“For all intents and purposes, a probable case is treated the same as a confirmed positive case,” she said. “They have reported COVID-19 symptoms, and they either have a positive test result or close contact with a confirmed positive case.”
Whether the case is probable or confirmed, the instructions for the patient are identical. The county’s Office of Public Health is alerting first responders to take extra precautions if responding to their address.
Epidemiological investigations also treat confirmed and probable cases identically, Fraser said.
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.