Comal County Reports 16 New COVID-19 Cases on Thursday, One in An Infant
Comal County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 3,693 since reporting began in March.
Fifteen are new cases and one is a ‘backlogged’ case added to the county’s database. On of the cases reported is in an infant under 12 months.
The seven-day positivity rate for Thursday is 5.57%.
Of the new cases, four are confirmed and 12 are probable, the county said in a statement. There are now 119 active, confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of them, six are hospitalized. Another six recoveries also were reported, bringing the total to 3,454.
On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for five COVID-19 patients. One is in intensive care and one is on a ventilator.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
New Braunfels – 5
North of Canyon Lake – 3
South of Canyon Lake – 2
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 6
Age Range of New Cases
Under 20 – 5 (includes one infant under 12 months)
20s – 3
30s/40s – 4
50s/60s – 4
“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.