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Coronavirus COVID-19 Local News

County Confirms 17 New Cases of COVID-19, Three in Canyon Lake

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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday. Appointments are required.

Comal County reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 3,659.

Of the new cases, one is confirmed and 16 are probable. The total number of deceased remains at 120. The seven-day positivity rate is 6.70%.

There were 22 additional recoveries from COVID-19, the county said in a statement issued this morning, bringing the total recovered to 3,437. The county now has 102 active, confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of those, six are hospitalized.

On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for five COVID-19 patients; of those, one is in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents; likewise, not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 7
North of Canyon Lake – 1
South of Canyon Lake – 2
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 1
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 6

Age Range of New Cases

Under 20 – 6
20s – 2
30s/40s – 1
50s/60s – 6
70 and older – 2

Tuesday’s Statistics

As of Tuesday morning, Public Health has received reports of the following test information: 27,389 tests conducted, 2,823 confirmed cases, and 836 probable cases.

Probable Cases

‘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, and 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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