Forty-Five New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Comal County on Wednesday
Comal County reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 today, almost half of them in residents under the age of 20, bringing the county total to 10,891.
An infant under 12 months is included in these figures.
Twenty-one of the new cases are confirmed and 24 are probable, county said in a statement.
The number of active cases in the county continues to decrease. There are now 158 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Ten residents are hospitalized.
Another 76 COVID-19 recoveries were reported today. The total recovered is 10,411. Total deceased remains at 322 residents.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Wednesday is 2.40%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 3.54%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.49%.
On Wednesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 10 COVID-19 patients. Of those, three are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in county hospitals.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
- New Braunfels – 27
- North of Canyon Lake – 4
- South of Canyon Lake – 4
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 3
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 6
- Fair Oaks – 1
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 20
- 20s – 5
- 30’s/40’s – 10
- 50s/60s – 9
- 70 and older -1
As of Wednesday morning, Public Health reports
- 100,434 tests conducted
- 5,818 confirmed cases
- 5,049 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 10,891 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,719
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,587
- South of Canyon Lake – 619
- North of Canyon Lake – 519
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –393
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 54
“Probable case” 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 three criteria:
- Meets clinical criteria and epidemiologic linkage with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2.
- Meets presumptive laboratory evidence, which is the detection of SARS-CoV-2 by antigen test in a respiratory specimen.
- Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.
A probable case is treated identically to a confirmed case and counts toward the county’s positivity rate and total case tally.
A ‘suspect’ case meets supportive laboratory evidence with no prior history of being a confirmed or probable case. It is also counted toward the total case tally. Supportive laboratory evidence means:
- Detection of a specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood.
- Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen.