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County’s COVID-19 Count Spikes, Five New Cases Reported in Canyon Lake Area

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County’s COVID-19 Count Spikes, Five New Cases Reported in Canyon Lake Area

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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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is by appointment only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Comal County reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 3,736 and the seven-day positivity rate to 6.52%.

Three new cases were reported north of Canyon Lake. Two are on the south side.

Of the 27 new cases, 13 and confirmed and 14 are probable. An additional six recoveries were reported, for a total of 3,497 recovered.

The county now has 119 active, confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of those, nine are hospitalized.

On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for nine COVID-19 patients. One is in intensive care and the other is on a ventilator.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 11
North of Canyon Lake – 3
South of Canyon Lake – 2
South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 4
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 7

Age Range of New Cases

Under 20 – 4
20s – 4
30s/40s – 10
50s/60s – 7
70 and older – 2

Cases Reported This Week

Oct. 26 – 8
Oct. 22 – 15 new, one backlogged
Oct. 21 – 18
Oct. 20 – 17

Testing Information from the Comal County’s Office of Public Health

  • 28,498 tests conducted
  • 2,861 confirmed cases
  • 875 probable cases

Probable Case Definition

“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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