Comal County Reports 17 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Recoveries Friday
Comal County reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries today.
In a statement, the county said six are confirmed cases and 11 are probable cases, bringing the county total to 10,921.
Another 15 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, for a total of 10,439. The total number of deceased remains at 322.
There are now 160 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Eleven residents are hospitalized.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Friday is 2.48%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 3.88%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.42%.
On Friday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for nine COVID-19 patients. Of those, two are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. 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 – 15
- North of Canyon Lake – 2
- South of Canyon Lake – 0
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 0
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 0
- Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 5
- 20s – 4
- 30’s/40’s – 5
- 50s/60s – 2
- 70 and older -1
As of Friday morning, Public Health reports
- 101,246 tests conducted
- 5,833 confirmed cases
- 5,064 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 10,921 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,744
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,587
- South of Canyon Lake – 620
- North of Canyon Lake – 521
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –395
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 54
“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.