Canyon Lake Man Among 10 COVID-19 Deaths Reported by Comal County Tuesday
A Canyon Lake man in his 80s is among 10 Comal County residents whose COVID-19 deaths were reported by the county today.
Today’s numbers are from Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Friday was a county holiday.
- A New Braunfels woman in her 50s who died on at home Aug. 17.
- A Spring Branch man in his 60s who died Aug. 29 at a San Antonio hospital.
- A Garden Ridge woman in her 60s who died Sept. 6 at a San Antonio hospital.
- A Spring Branch man in his 60s who died Sept. 12 at a San Antonio hospital.
- A New Braunfels woman in her 40s who died Sept. 15 at a New Braunfels hospital.
- A New Braunfels woman in her 50s who died Sept. 16 at a San Antonio hospital.
- A New Braunfels man in his 80s who died Sept. 19 at home.
- A New Braunfels woman in her 70s who died Sept. 20 at home.
- A Canyon Lake man in his 80s who died Sept. 20 at a San Antonio hospital.
- A New Braunfels woman in her 40s who died Monday a New Braunfels hospital.
The total number of deceased is 420.
In a statement, the county also reported 124 new cases of the virus. Of those, 112 are confirmed and 12 are probable cases.
There are now 1,157 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in the county. Forty-six of those residents are hospitalized.
The number of cases reported since March 2020 now stands at 18,314. Another 182 recoveries were added today, for a total of 16,737.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate is 9.76%, and the seven-day antigen positivity rate is 9%. The TSA P percentage is 11.72%.
County hospitals are caring for 49 COVID-19 cases. Sixteen patients are in intensive care and nine are on ventilators.
Approximately 90% of these patients are unvaccinated.
Not all patients in Comal County hospitals are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
- New Braunfels – 61
- North of Canyon Lake – 13
- South of Canyon Lake – 18
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 7
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 24
- Fair Oaks -1
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 37
- 20’s – 13
- 30’s/40’s – 35
- 50’s/60’s – 29
- 70 and older – 10
As of Tuesday morning, Public Health reports
- 172,347 tests conducted
- 10,511 confirmed cases
- 7,779 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 18,314 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 12,299
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 2,960
- South of Canyon Lake – 1,280
- North of Canyon Lake – 1,069
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) – 623
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 83
Comal County’s Public Health Department is now administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those 18 years and older and Pfizer vaccines for anyone 12 years and older.
This includes a third dose of either vaccine for anyone who is moderate to severely immunocompromised.
“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.