County Reports 20 an Additional COVID-19 Cases on Nov. 2
Comal County reported an additional 20 cases of COVID-19 today, bringing its total to 3,796.
Of the new cases, 11 are probable and four are confirmed. Five of the cases are “backlogged” or being added to county data today. The seven-day positivity rate is 7.24%.
The county said in a statement there are five more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 3,545. Of those, seven are hospitalized. The number of deceased remains at 120.
On Monday, county hospitals reported caring for eight COVID-19 cases. Of those, three are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. These patients are not necessarily county residents nor are all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 in county hospitals.
Friday, the county added another 12 new cases.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
New Braunfels – 13
North of Canyon Lake – 1
Age Range of New Cases
20s – 7
30s/40s – 7
50s/60s – 2
70 and older – 4
“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.