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County Confirms 24 New COVID-19 Cases, Adds Five Backlogged Cases

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County Confirms 24 New COVID-19 Cases, Adds Five Backlogged Cases

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Residents 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 conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment only.

Comal County reported 29 cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 3,825 since reporting began in March.

Twenty-four of the cases are new and five are backlogged cases being added to the county’s database, the county said in a statement.

The seven-day positivity rate for Tuesday is 7.88%.

Nine of the new cases are probable and 20 are confirmed. The total number of deceased remains at 120.

There are now 128 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in the county. Of those, six are hospitalized. Another 32 COVID-19 recoveries were reported today, for a total of 3,577 recovered.

On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for eight COVID-19 patients. Of those, four are in intensive care and two are on ventilators.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 17
North of Canyon Lake – 1
South of Canyon Lake – 4
S. Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 3
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 4

Age Range of New Cases

Under 20 – 4
20s – 4
30s/40s – 9
50s/60s – 6
70 and older – 6

Probable Case Definition

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 result for COVID-19 but meet two of the following three criteria:

  • Positive quick-result antigen test
  • Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Close contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case

A probable case is treated identically to a confirmed case and counts towards the county’s positivity rate and total case tally.

 

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