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Eighteen New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Comal County on Wednesday

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 only done on Tuesday and Friday and you must have an appointment.

Comal County reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 cases today for a total of 3,677.

Eleven of the new cases are confirmed and seven are probable.

The seven-day positivity rate for Wednesday is 5.57%, the county said in a statement.

The county now has 109 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus. Of those, six are hospitalized. Another 11 recoveries were reported today, for a total of 3,448.

Comal County hospitals reported caring for six COVID-19 patients. Two are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 9
North of Canyon Lake – 3
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 6

Age Range of New Cases

Under 20 – 5
20s – 3
30s/40s – 4
50s/60s – 4
70 and older – 2

Probable Cases

“Probable cases” is a category established by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to describe those who do not have a positive PCR test for COVID-19 but meet two of the 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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