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County Reports 11 New Cases of COVID-19, Adds 38 ‘Backlogged’ Cases to Tally

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.

Comal County reported 49 additional cases of COVID-19 today but said only 11 of those cases are new.

The additional 38 cases were “backlogged,” the county said in a statement. The county now has 235 active confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases.

The seven-day positivity rate for Thursday is 9.44%.

Of the 11 new cases, eight are confirmed and three are probable. There are an additional 39 COVID-19 recoveries in the county for a total of 3,059. Comal County has reported 3,410 cases of the virus since March.

Twenty residents residents are currently hospitalized with the virus. Comal County hospitals are caring for three COVID-19 patients. Two are in intensive care and on ventilators.

Age Range of New Cases

Under 20 – 1
20s – 10
30s/40s – 25
50s/60s – 12
70 and older – 1

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 46
North of Canyon Lake – 1
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 2

Thursday’s Statistics

As of Thursday morning, Public Health has received reports of the following test information:

  • 24,643 tests conducted
  • 2,694 confirmed cases
  • 716  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
  • 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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