Comal County Reports 88 New Cases, 95 Hospitalizations from COVID-19
Comal County on Tuesday reported 88 new COVID-19 cases and 41 recoveries from the virus.
Ninety-five of the 667 residents with active, confirmed-and-probable cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized. Thirty-two of the new cases are confirmed, 54 are probable and two are suspect cases.
The total number of deceased remains at 255. The total recovered is 7,310.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate is 41.93%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 7.35%. Trauma Service P — which includes Comal County — is at 19.66%.
On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 63 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 27 are in intensive care and 16 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 – 50
North of Canyon Lake – 7
South of Canyon Lake – 9
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 6
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 16
Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
Under 20 – 15
20’s – 11
30’s/40’s – 29
50s/60s – 24
70 and older – 9
As of Tuesday morning, Public Health reports
- 60,650 tests conducted
- 4,345 confirmed cases
- 3,871 probable cases
- 16 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 8,144 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 6,010
Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,148
South of Canyon Lake – 453
North of Canyon Lake – 350
Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) – 238
Fair Oaks Ranch – 33
“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.