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Comal County Adds 16 New Cases of COVID-19, Eight in Residents Under 30

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.

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

Location Breakdown

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.

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