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