Most of County’s 18 New COVID-19 Cases Are New Braunfels Residents in Their 20s
Most of the 18 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Comal County on Tuesday are New Braunfels residents in their twenties.
Although ages range from under 18 to their 60s, a plurality are in their 20s, the county said in a statement on Wednesday.
Fifteen of the residents reported as new cases live in the New Braunfels area, two in the Bulverde-area, and another on the south side of Canyon Lake.
These 10 new cases of COVID-19 bring to 207 the number of cases confirmed in Comal County. The remaining eight are now included in the tally of ‘probable cases,’ which now stands at 51.
Comal County’s positivity rate — the percentage of tests with a positive result — is now 5.81 percent, up from 5.66 percent on Tuesday and 3.97 percent one week ago.
The county also confirmed five more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 142. With seven deaths, the county now has 109 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, six of them hospitalized.
On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed a spike in COVID-19 cases in part on twenty-somethings who he said go to bars more regularly, fail to wear masks properly, don’t wash their hands regularly and congregate less than six-feet-apart.
- 4,438 tests conducted
- 207 confirmed cases
- 51 probable cases
Of the 258 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is
188 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
31 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
17 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
10 from south of Canyon Lake
10 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.