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