Comal County Reports Another 59 Cases of COVID-19 Monday, Positivity Rate at 29.58%
Comal County reported 58 new and one back-logged COVID-19 cases today, bringing the number of active cases to 770. Of those, 38 are hospitalized.
Forty-five of the new cases are confirmed and 14 are probable. The total number of deceased remains at 136.
The seven-day positivity rate for Tuesday in Comal County is 29.58%.
The county also confirmed an additional 14 recoveries from the virus, for a total of 4,425.
On Monday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 58 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 19 are in intensive care and seven are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in county hospitals.
Comal County’s Public Health Department urges residents to follow CDC guidelines for wearing a face covering, social distancing, staying home when sick and using proper hand hygiene.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
New Braunfels – 31
North of Canyon Lake – 10
South of Canyon Lake – 6
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 4
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 8
Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
Under 20 – 5
20’s – 7
30’s/40’s – 20
50’s/60’s – 19
70 and older – 8
As of Monday morning, Public Health reports
- 38,858 tests conducted
- 3,645 confirmed cases
- 1,681 probable cases
- 5 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 5,331 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 3,834
Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 812
South of Canyon Lake – 286
North of Canyon Lake – 204
Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ride and Schertz) – 174
Fair Oaks Ranch – 21
“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.