Comal County Adds 16 New Cases of COVID-19, Eight in Residents Under 30
Comal County confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 today, eight of them in residents under the age of 30.
Six of the new cases are confirmed and 10 are probable. The county now has 299 active confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of them, 18 are hospitalized. The number of deceased remains at 116. The seven-day positivity rate for Monday is 5.51%.
There are an additional 38 COVID-19 recoveries in Comal County. The total recovered is 2,881. Some 3,296 cases of confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 have been recorded in the county since reporting began in March.
On Monday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for six COVID-19 patients; of those, three are in intensive care and three are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents; likewise, not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.
As of Monday morning, Public Health has received reports of the following test information:
- 23, 899 tests conducted
- 2,606 confirmed cases
- 690 probable cases
Age Range of New Cases
Under 20 – 4
20s – 4
30s/40s – 5
50s/60s – 2
70 and older – 1
New Braunfels – 7
North of Canyon Lake – 3
South of Canyon Lake – 2
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 2
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.