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Comal County Reports Fifty-Three New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

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Comal County Reports Fifty-Three New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

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Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.

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

Testing Information

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

Vaccines

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 Cases

“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.

Suspected Cases

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.
The Comal County Health Department staff has been busy!
We’re administering another 200 COVID-19 Vaccines at the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center today.
Another 2,000 people will be fully vaccinated today.
Our Public Health Department is holding a mass 2nd dose vaccine clinic at the New Braunfels Civic Center.

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