Comal County Reports 134 New COVID-19 Cases, 211 Recoveries Wednesday
Comal County reported 134 new cases of COVID-19 and 211 recoveries today.
In a statement, the county said 55 are confirmed and 79 are probable cases of the virus. Two are backlogged cases being added to county data.
There are now 1,080 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in the county. Forty-six of those residents are hospitalized.
The number of cases reported since March 2020 now stands at 18,448. Total recovered is 16,948.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate is 10.71%, and the seven-day antigen positivity rate is 8.85%. The TSA P percentage is 11.88%.
County hospitals are caring for 44 COVID-19 cases. Twelve patients are in intensive care and nine are on ventilators.
Approximately 89% of these patients are unvaccinated.
Not all patients in Comal County hospitals are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
- New Braunfels – 87
- North of Canyon Lake – 7
- South of Canyon Lake – 12
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 6
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 22
- Fair Oaks -0
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 37
- 20’s – 25
- 30’s/40’s – 35
- 50’s/60’s – 25
- 70 and older – 12
As of Wednesday morning, Public Health reports
- 173,498 tests conducted
- 10,566 confirmed cases
- 7,858 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 18,448 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 12,386
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 2,982
- South of Canyon Lake – 1,292
- North of Canyon Lake – 1,076
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) – 629
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 83
Comal County’s Public Health Department is now administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those 18 years and older and Pfizer vaccines for anyone 12 years and older.
Those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and qualify for a third dose can call to schedule an appointment for a vaccine.
Appointments can be made by calling 830-221-1150.
“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 the 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.
A ‘suspect’ case meets supportive laboratory evidence with no prior history of being a confirmed or probable case. It is also counted toward the total case tally. Supportive laboratory evidence means:
- Detection of a specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood.
- Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen.
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