Comal County Reports Fifty-Three New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday
Comal County reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing total cases to 10,165.
Another 50 recoveries also were reported, the county said in a statement. Total recovered is 9,624.
Thirty-nine of the new cases are confirmed and 14 are probable.
The county has 224 active, confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of those, 10 are hospitalized.
The number of deceased remains at 317.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Tuesday is 2.90%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 3.08% percent. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 4.08 %.
On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 13 COVID-19 patients. Of those, three are in intensive care and two 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 – 37
- North of Canyon Lake – 6
- South of Canyon Lake – 1
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 1
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 7
- Fair Oaks – 1
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 10
- 20s – 11
- 30’s/40’s – 15
- 50s/60s – 12
- 70 and older – 5
As of Tueday morning, Public Health reports
- 82,998 tests conducted
- 5,386 confirmed cases
- 4,755 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 10,165 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,221
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,495
- South of Canyon Lake – 589
- North of Canyon Lake – 474
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –339
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 47
The Comal County COVID-19 vaccine standby list is closed. County residents can now self-schedule COVID-19 vaccines.
Residents are encouraged to visit www.mycomalcounty.com for information and updates on any upcoming clinics. Anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can visit www.i-info.com/registry/registry.aspx?evt=D3757753D854466EA753D00A5214CA87 to schedule an appointment. Just click “next” to answer a few questions and choose your appointment day and time.
To find other vaccine providers, visit dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine.
Those who do not have a computer or need assistance can call 830-620-5575.
“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.
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.