Forty New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Comal County Tuesday
Comal County reported 40 new COVID-19 cases today, 17 of them in residents under the age of 20.
The county’s total number of cases is now 10,993. Twenty-five of the new cases are confirmed and 15 are probable.
There are now 181 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus in Comal County. Of those, eight are hospitalized.
Another 34 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, for a total of 10,489. The total number of deceased remains at 323.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Tueday is 3.54%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.46%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 2.28%.
On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 11 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 – 30
- North of Canyon Lake – 0
- South of Canyon Lake – 3
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 2
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 5
- Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 17
- 20s – 6
- 30’s/40’s – 9
- 50s/60s – 7
- 70 and older -1
As of Tuesday morning, Public Health reports
- 102,750 tests conducted
- 5,880 confirmed cases
- 5,089 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 10,993 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,793
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,600
- South of Canyon Lake – 624
- North of Canyon Lake – 523
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –399
- 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.