Comal County Reports 42 New Cases of COVID-19, 25 Recoveries Tuesday
Comal County reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total to 11,111.
Twenty-nine are confirmed cases 13 are probable cases.
There are now 226 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Of those, seven are hospitalized.
Another 25 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, for a total of 10,562. The total number of deceased remains at 323.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Tuesday is 4.49%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.56%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.46%.
On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 11 COVID-19 patients. Of those, four are in intensive care and two 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 – 31
- North of Canyon Lake – 1
- South of Canyon Lake – 1
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 2
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 6
- Fair Oaks – 1
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 8
- 20s – 11
- 30’s/40’s – 13
- 50s/60s – 7
- 70 and older -3
As of Tuesday morning, Public Health reports
- 105,093 tests conducted
- 5,950 confirmed cases
- 5,137 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 11,111 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,880
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,614
- South of Canyon Lake – 631
- North of Canyon Lake – 527
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –404
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 55
Comal County’s Public Health Department is now administereing Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those 18 years and older and Pfizer vaccines for anyone 12 years and older.
“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.