New Braunfels Adds Another 15 Cases of COVID-19, Three New Cases Reported on the South Side of Canyon Lake
Comal County added 12 new and seven probable of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the tally to 277 cases.
In a statement issued on Thursday, officials said fifteen of the newly reported cases are residents of the New Braunfels area, three live on the south side of Canyon Lake, and one is a Bulverde-area residents.
Ages range from under 18 to their 50s.
Colette Nies, a Democrat who is running against Republican incumbent Kevin Webb for Precinct 3 commissioner, attended Commissioners Court this morning and said the Office of Public Health noted there were another 15 cases that were reported too late to add to today’s tally.
“My perception is that they are exhausted with the significant spike in new cases,” she said. “Twenty percent of them are asymptomatic with people thinking they just had allergies.”
Comal County’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests with a positive result – is now 5.90 percent, up from 5.81 percent on Wednesday and 4.07 percent one week ago. It’s the highest the rate has been since May 15.
The county also confirmed nine more recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 151. With seven deaths, the county now has 119 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, five of them hospitalized after one patient was discharged.
- 4,694 tests conducted
- 219 confirmed cases
- 58 probable cases
- 203 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
- 32 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
- 17 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
- 13 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.