Comal County Reports 636 Active Cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday
Comal County reported 74 additional COVID-19 cases today, bringing the number of active cases to 636. Of those, 43 are hospitalized.
Twenty-three of the new cases are confirmed and 51 are probable. The total number of deceased remains at 133.
The seven-day positivity rate for Tuesday in Comal County is 20.47%.
The county also confirmed an additional 49 recoveries from the virus, for a total of 4,365.
On Wednesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 46 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 14 are in intensive care and six 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 – 62
North of Canyon Lake – 5
South of Canyon Lake – 2
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 2
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 3
Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
Under 20 – 9
20’s – 11
30’s/40’s – 25
50’s/60’s – 21
70 and older – 8
As of Wednesday morning, Public Health reports
- 37,995 tests conducted
- 3,537 confirmed cases
- 1,593 probable cases
- 4 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 5,134 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 3,702
Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 789
South of Canyon Lake – 271
North of Canyon Lake – 187
Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ride and Schertz) – 165
Fair Oaks Ranch – 20
“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 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 towards the total case tally. Supportive laboratory evidence means:
- Detection of specific antibody in serum, plasma or whole blood.
- Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen.