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Comal County’s Positivity Rate Jumps to 9.20 Percent as 48 New Cases Reported on Friday

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Comal County’s Positivity Rate Jumps to 9.20 Percent as 48 New Cases Reported on Friday

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Of the 48 cases, 40 are confirmed and eight are probable; 38 are New Braunfels-area residents, six are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, three live south of Canyon Lake, and one lives north of Canyon Lake. Residents in their 20s and 30s make up a large percentage of new cases.

Comal County on Friday reported 48 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of cases in the county to 552, the county said in a statement.

Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – is now 9.20%, up from 8.47% on Thursday and 6.27% one week ago. It’s the highest positivity rate in the county since April 10.

Of the 48 cases, 40 are confirmed and eight are probable; 38 are New Braunfels-area residents, six are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, three live south of Canyon Lake, and one lives north of Canyon Lake. Residents in their 20s and 30s make up a large percentage of new cases.

The county also confirmed 22 more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 225. With seven deaths, the county now has 320 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, 17 of them hospitalized after one patient was discharged Thursday.

Friday’s Statistics

  • 6,000 tests conducted
  • 435 confirmed cases
  • 117 probable cases

Location Breakdown

  • 406 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
  • 87 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
  • 25 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 19 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
  • 13 from southern Comal County, including Garden Ridge and Schertz
  • 2 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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