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Fifty-Three New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Comal County

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 confirmed 53 new cases of COVID-19 today, and its seven-day positivity rate jumped to 7.27%.

The majority of these cases — 32 — are reported in New Braunfels-area residents, the county said in a statement.

The county now has 250 active confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases. Of them, 20 are hospitalized. There are an additional 102 COVID-19 recoveries in Comal County. The total recovered is 2,983. The number of total cases reported since the Office of Public Health started tracking COVID-19 is 3,349.

On Monday, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 5.51%. There were 299 active confirmed-and-probable cases.

“We had 102 recoveries from over the weekend and yesterday so that is a net decrease in the active case count,” said Cary Zayas, the county’s public information officer. “The active case count will continue to decrease as long as there are more recoveries than new cases.”

Age Range of New Cases

  • Under 20 – 9
  • 20s – 15
  • 30s/40s – 11
  • 50s/60s – 13
  • 70 and older – 5

Location Breakdown of New Cases

  • New Braunfels – 32
  • North of Canyon Lake – 4
  • South of Canyon Lake – 2
  • South Comal County – 7
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch – 7
  • Fair Oaks – 1

Tuesday’s Statistics

As of Tuesday morning, Public Health has received reports of the following test information:

  • 24,220 tests conducted
  • 2,642 confirmed cases
  • 707 probable cases

Hospitalizations & Recoveries

There are an additional 102 COVID-19 recoveries in Comal County. The total recovered is 2,983.

On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for six COVID-19 patients; of those, three are in intensive care and two are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents; likewise, not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.

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

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