County Confirms 63 New Cases of COVID-19 But Says Only 27 Are New
Comal County reported 63 new cases of COVID-19 today but said only 27 of those are new.
Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) sent a large set of backlog cases, the county said in a statement. Thirty-six of the cases are recovered individuals who were tested in August “or prior.”
County’s seven-day positivity rate fell to 6%, down from 9.5% on Friday. There was no spike in local transmission.
Of the 227 new cases, 14 are confirmed and 13 are probable.
- New Braunfels – 36
- South of Canyon Lake – 1
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 17
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 9
- Under 20 – 6
- 20s – 11
- 30s/40s – 16
- 50s/60s – 18
- 70 and older – 12
With 3,203 cases reported since the pandemic began in March, there are now 332 active confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases in Comal County. Of them, 39 are hospitalized. On Monday, county hospitals reported caring for six COVID-19 patients. Of those, two are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents and not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal.
There were 51 additional recoveries in Comal County, for a total of 2,757.