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Comal County Reports 117 New COVID-19 Case, 117 Recoveries on Wednesday

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Comal County today reported 117 new COVID-19 cases and 117 recoveries from the virus.

In a statement, the county said 13 are confirmed cases and 104 are probable cases. One is a suspect case.

The county now has 713 active, confirmed-and-probable cases. Of those, 90 are hospitalized. The total number of deceased remains at 242.

Total recovered is 6,935.

The seven-day molecular positivity rate is 51.189%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.72%. Trauma Service P — which includes Comal County — is at 23.63%.

On Wednesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 79 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 31 are in intensive care and 18 are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in county hospitals.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 83
North of Canyon Lake – 11
South of Canyon Lake – 11
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 2
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 10
Fair Oaks – 0

Age Range of New Cases

Under 20 – 11
20’s – 25
30’s/40’s – 38
50s/60s – 33
70 and older – 10

Testing Information

As of Wednesday morning, Public Health reports

  • 56,608 tests conducted
  • 4,280 confirmed cases
  • 3,595 probable cases
  • 12 suspect cases

Location Breakdown of All Cases

Of the 7,890 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:

New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 5,774
Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,105
South of Canyon Lake – 432
North of Canyon Lake – 320
Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) – 228
Fair Oaks Ranch – 31

Probable Cases

“Probable case” 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 three criteria:

  • Meets clinical criteria and epidemiologic linkage with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Meets presumptive laboratory evidence, which is detection of SARS-CoV-2 by antigen test in a respiratory specimen.
  • Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.

A probable case is treated identically to a confirmed case and counts toward the county’s positivity rate and total case tally.

Suspected Cases

A ‘suspect’ case meets supportive laboratory evidence with no prior history of being a confirmed or probable case. It is also counted towards the total case tally. Supportive laboratory evidence means:

  • Detection of specific antibody in serum, plasma or whole blood.
  • Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen.


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