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County Reports 67 New Cases of COVID-19, 33 in Residents Younger Than 30

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County Reports 67 New Cases of COVID-19, 33 in Residents Younger Than 30

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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.

No new deaths from COVID-19 were reported by Comal County today but 67 more people have tested positive for the virus, many of them young adults and including an infant, bringing the total to 1,349.

Two of the residents live north of Canyon Lake and seven are on the south side, the county said in a statement it issued today.

Of the new cases, 40 are confirmed and 27 are probable; 50 are New Braunfels-area residents, five are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, and one is from the Garden Ridge area.

Thirty-three of the individuals who tested positive are younger than 30, one is an infant; 19 are in their 30s or 40s, 11 are in their 50s or 60s, and four are older than 70.

Comal County’s positivity rate — the percentage of tests with a positive result — is now 15.44 percent, up from 15.10 percent on Saturday and 12.61 percent one week ago.

The county also confirmed 19 more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 477. With 29 deaths, the county now has 843 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. Of those, 49 are hospitalized, a decline of three.

Tuesday’s Numbers

  • 8,739 tests conducted
  • 1,017 confirmed cases
  • 332 probable cases

Location Breakdown

  • 983 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
  • 224 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
  • 72 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 33 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
  • 32 from southern Comal County, including Garden Ridge and Schertz
  • 5 from Fair Oaks Ranch

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.

Probable case definition

“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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