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County Confirms 63 New Cases of COVID-19 But Says Only 27 Are New

Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) in Austin sent a large set of backlog cases to Comal County on Monday, resulting in a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. 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. File image.

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.

Location Breakdown

  • New Braunfels – 36
  • South of Canyon Lake – 1
  • South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 17
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch – 9

Age Range

  • 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.


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