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Comal Adds Six New, 13 “Backlogged” Cases to Its COVID-19 Database

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Comal County grew to 3,626 today after the Office of Public Health reported 19 additional COVID-19 cases.

Of those, six are new and the other 13 are “backlogged” cases reported by the State of Texas, the county said in a statement.

Four of the six new cases are confirmed and the other two are probable. The number of deceased remains at 120. The seven-day positivity rate is 6.31%. The positivity rate for the State of Texas is 7.52%.

There are now 101 active confirmed-and-probable cases of COVID-19 in the county. Another 20 recoveries from the virus were reported, bringing the total recovered to 3,405.

On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for six COVID-19 patients. Two are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 11
North of Canyon Lake – 2
South of Canyon Lake – 2
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 1
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 3

Age Range of New Cases

20s – 2
30s/40s – 5
50s/60s – 8
70 and older – 4

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