Comal County Reports Smallest Daily Increase in COVID-19 Cases Since June 19
Comal County reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 today, its smallest daily increase since June 19.
Cheryl Fraser, Comal County director of public health, said it’s too soon to tell whether today’s numbers are an anomaly or part of a flattening of the curve.
“Any reduction in cases is encouraging,” she said in a statement issued this morning. “…we know that hospitalizations continue to increase and put stress on our local healthcare system. The only way to make sure we see more reports like today’s is to continue social distancing, stay home when sick, wear face coverings in public and practice good personal hygiene.”
The county’s positivity rate also fell from 18.34 percent on Wednesday to 18.32 percent. It’s the first day-to-day decline in its positivity rate since the July 4 holiday weekend.
Of the new cases, nine are confirmed and 18 are probable; 23 are New Braunfels-area residents, and four are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area. Six are younger than 30, nine are in their 30s or 40s, nine are in their 50s or 60s, and three are older than 70.
Comal County hospitals reported caring for 46 COVID-19 patients; of those, 19 are in intensive care beds, and 12 are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents; likewise, not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.
- 9,996 tests conducted
- 1,415 confirmed cases
- 416 probable cases
Of the 1,831 confirmed and probable cases:
- 1,369 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
- 279 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
- 97 from south of Canyon Lake
- 40 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
- 39 from southern Comal County, including Garden Ridge and Schertz
- 7 from Fair Oaks Ranch