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Friday: Comal County Reports Eight New Cases of COVID-19, One Death

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Friday: Comal County Reports Eight New Cases of COVID-19, One Death

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Brothers Elijah, 13, and Noah, 14, received their first Pfizer COVID-19 today at Comal County's Public Health Department. Residents who wish to be vaccinated for COVID-19 should call Comal County Public Health Office at 830-221-1150. Image courtesy of Comal County.

Comal County reported eight new cases of COVID-19 today and reported the June 13 death of a New Braunfels man in his 80s.

Three of the cases are confirmed cases five are probable cases, bringing the county total to 11,145.

There are now 208 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Of those, nine are hospitalized.

Another 16 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, for a total of 10,613. The total number of deceased is 324.

The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Friday is 3.50%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.17%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.27%.

On Friday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 10 COVID-19 patients. Of those, three are in intensive care. There are no patients 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 – 8
  • North of Canyon Lake – 0
  • 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 – 0
  • 20s – 3
  • 30’s/40’s – 3
  • 50s/60s – 2
  • 70 and older -0

Testing Information

As of Friday morning, Public Health reports

  • 106,579 tests conducted
  • 5,964 confirmed cases
  • 5,157 probable cases
  • 24 suspect cases

Location Breakdown of All Cases

Of the 11,145 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:

  • New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,907
  • Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,615
  • South of Canyon Lake – 632
  • North of Canyon Lake – 532
  • Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –404
  • Fair Oaks Ranch – 55

Vaccinations

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 Cases

“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.

Suspected Cases

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.

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