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Fifty-Six New Cases of COVID-19 Reported, Comal County’s Positivity Rate at 10.28 Percent

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Fifty-Six New Cases of COVID-19 Reported, Comal County’s Positivity Rate at 10.28 Percent

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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.

Comal County on Tuesday reported 56 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 for a total of 654, bringing its positivity rate to 10.28 percent.

Of the 56 cases, 55 are confirmed and one is probable; 48 are New Braunfels-area residents, five are from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, and three live south of Canyon Lake, the county said in a statement. Ages range from under 18 to older than 80.

The county also confirmed 13 more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 262. With seven deaths, the county now has 385 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. An additional hospitalization was confirmed, bringing that total to 25.

Saturday’s Statistics

  • 6,360 tests conducted
  • 525 confirmed cases
  • 129 probable cases

Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – is now 10.28%, up from 9.72% on Saturday and 8.21% one week ago. It’s the first time the rate has been over 10% since April 10 and the second-highest rate the county has recorded since the pandemic began.

Location Breakdown

  • 487 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
  • 102 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
  • 30 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 19 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
  • 14 from southern Comal County, including Garden Ridge and Schertz
  • 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch

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.

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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