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Comal County Infant Tests Positive for COVID-19

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. File image by Getty.

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

“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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  1. Robert Taylor October 8, 2020

    This is absolutely impossible for an infant to contract covid. Someone must be lying! Dr Wright stated children do not contract covid!

    So much for the sage wisdom of this ex medical consultant to Comal ISD. Ultimately science rules and not Trump’s disruptor politics.

    Pray that infant does not have long term immune system problems from covid. Caring for an infant with covid while protecting the caregiver is very difficult and emotionally draining.


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