County Says 1,500 Slots Available for May 19 Vaccine Clinic, Reports 17 New Cases Monday
Comal County says 1,500 vaccine appointments are still available for its next-to-last mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, May 19.
The final second-dose clinic is schedule for June 15. Both clinics run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.
To register, click here then click “next” to answer a few questions and choose an appointment time.
In a statement, the county also confirmed 17 new cases of the virus. Twelve are confirmed cases and five are probable cases.
There are now 320 active, confirmed-and-probable cses of the virus in Comal County. Of those, 10 are hospitalized.
Another 34 COVID-19 recoveries were reported today, for a total of 10,033. The number of deceased remains 320.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Monday is 5.2%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.74%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 3.37%.
On Monday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 15 COVID-19 patients. Of those, five are in intensive care and two are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in county hospitals.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
- New Braunfels – 14
- North of Canyon Lake – 1
- South of Canyon Lake – 0
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 0
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 2
- Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 3
- 20s – 3
- 30’s/40’s – 8
- 50s/60s – 1
- 70 and older -2
As of Monday morning, Public Health reports
- 93,922 tests conducted
- 5,683 confirmed cases
- 4,951 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 10,658 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,559
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,558
- South of Canyon Lake – 606
- North of Canyon Lake – 503
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –377
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 53
The Public Health Department administers the Moderna vaccine, which is used for those 18 years-of-age and older. Vaccines will be distributed to the public as they are received by Comal County and according to all state distribution guidelines.
To schedule a vaccine, visit mycomalcounty.com. Anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at May 19 clinic can register here.
Comal County’s last mass COVID-19-vaccine clinic is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 with a final, second-dose clinic scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 S. Castell.
“Probable case” 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 three criteria:
- Meets clinical criteria and epidemiologic linkage with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2.
- Meets presumptive laboratory evidence, which is the detection of SARS-CoV-2 by antigen test in a respiratory specimen.
- Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.
A probable case is treated identically to a confirmed case and counts toward the county’s positivity rate and total case tally.
A ‘suspect’ case meets supportive laboratory evidence with no prior history of being a confirmed or probable case. It is also counted toward the total case tally. Supportive laboratory evidence means:
- Detection of a specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood.
- Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen.