Comal County Adds 23 New, Seven Backlogged Cases of COVID-19 Thursday
Comal County reported 30 additional cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total to 11,035.
Twenty-three are new cases and seven are backlogged cases being added to county data. Fourteen are confirmed cases and 16 are probable cases.
There are now 196 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Of those, two are hospitalized.
Another 16 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, for a total of 10,516. The total number of deceased remains at 323.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Thursday is 3.45%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.41%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.37%.
On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for six COVID-19 patients. Of those, one is in intensive care. There are no patients 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 – 17
- North of Canyon Lake – 3
- South of Canyon Lake – 4
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 2
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 4
- Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 10
- 20s – 3
- 30’s/40’s – 10
- 50s/60s – 6
- 70 and older -1
As of Thursday morning, Public Health reports
- 103,883 tests conducted
- 5,903 confirmed cases
- 5,108 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 11,035 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,821
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,605
- South of Canyon Lake – 628
- North of Canyon Lake – 526
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –401
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 54
“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.
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