Comal County Infant Tests Positive for COVID-19
An infant is one of nine new COVID-19 cases reported by Comal County today.
No further information is available.
In a statement, the county said five of its new cases are confirmed and four are probable. The seven-day positivity rate is 8.69%.
The county now has 101 active confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of them, nine are hospitalized. Also reported today are an additional eight recoveries from the virus.
Comal County hospitals are caring for eight COVID-19 patients. Four are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator.
Some 3,529 cases of COVID-19 and 3,312 recoveries have been reported in Comal County since March.
Age Breakdown of New Cases
Under 20 – 4
20s – 2
30s/40s – 2
50s/60s – 1
Location Breakdown of New Cases
New Braunfels – 7
North of Canyon Lake – 1
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 1
“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.