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Comal Adds 52 New Cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Six South of Canyon Lake

With seven deaths, the county now has 267 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.

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.

Wednesday’s Statistics

  • 5,442 tests conducted
  • 374 confirmed cases
  • 97 probable cases

Location Breakdown

  • 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.


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