June 13: Eight New, Seven More ‘Probable’ Cases of COVID-19 in Comal County
Comal County on Friday, June 12, confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 159, and seven additional probable cases, for a total of 32.
The increase in positive cases, both confirmed and probable, has pushed Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – to 4.77 percent, up from 4.47 percent on Friday and 3.45 percent one week ago, the county said in a statement it released today, June 13.
Of the eight confirmed cases, six are New Braunfels residents ranging in age from under 18 to their 50s.
One is a Bulverde-area resident under 18, and one is a central Comal County resident in their 50s.
Of the seven probable cases, four are New Braunfels residents in their 20s and 40s, one is a Bulverde-area resident in their 30s, one is a central Comal County resident in their 30s, and one is a Garden Ridge-area resident in their 20s.
The county also confirmed six more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 127. With seven deaths, the county now has 57 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, five of them hospitalized after a previously reported case was admitted to the hospital.
4,001 tests conducted
159 confirmed cases
32 probable cases
111 (89 confirmed, 22 probable) from New Braunfels or the immediate area
17 (16 confirmed, 1 probable) from the Bulverde area
16 confirmed from north of Canyon Lake
15 (11 confirmed, 4 probable) from eastern Comal County
8 (7 confirmed, 1 probable) from south of Canyon Lake
8 (6 confirmed, 2 probable) confirmed from the Spring Branch area
5 (4 confirmed, 1 probable) from central Comal County
4 (3 confirmed, 1 probable) from the Garden Ridge area
3 confirmed from southwest Comal County
2 confirmed from Fair Oaks Ranch
1 confirmed from Schertz
1 confirmed from the Fischer area
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 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.