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Comal County Reports 16 New COVID-19 Cases on Thursday, One in An Infant

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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday by appointment only.

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

“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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