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Thirty More Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Comal County Thursday

Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser said the county's last mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled for May 19 and June 15.

Comal County reported 30 additional cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county total to 10,626.

Twenty-five are new COVID-19 cases and five are backlogged cases added to the county’s database.

Nineteen of the cases are confirmed and 11 are probable.

There are now 330 active, confirmed-and-probable cses of the virus in Comal County. Of those, seven are hospitalized.

Another 38 COVID-19 recoveries were reported today, for a total of 9,976. The number of deceased remains 320.

The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Thursday is 5.37%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 4.43%. The Trauma Service Area (TSA) P percentage is 3.68%.

On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 13 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 – 19
  • North of Canyon Lake – 0
  • South of Canyon Lake – 1
  • South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 2
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch – 7
  • Fair Oaks – 1

Age Range of New Cases

  • Under 20 – 9
  • 20s – 3
  • 30’s/40’s – 8
  • 50s/60s – 9
  • 70 and older -1

Testing Information

As of Thursday morning, Public Health reports

  • 93,457 tests conducted
  • 5,659 confirmed cases
  • 4,943 probable cases
  • 24 suspect cases

Location Breakdown of All Cases

Of the 10,626 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases, the location breakdown is:

  • New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 7,535
  • Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,555
  • South of Canyon Lake – 604
  • North of Canyon Lake – 502
  • Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) –377
  • Fair Oaks Ranch – 53


The Public Health Department administers the Moderna vaccine, which is used for those 18 years-of-age and older. Vaccines will be distributed to the public as they are received by Comal County and according to all state distribution guidelines.

To schedule a vaccine, visit mycomalcounty.com.

Comal County’s last mass COVID-19-vaccine clinic is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 with a final, second-dose clinic scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 S. Castell.

Probable Cases

“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.

Suspected Cases

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.

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  1. John May 14, 2021

    No big deal, 97+% survival rate with good proven treatments.


    1. Patriot May 14, 2021

      Wow — 30 new cases, Covid just won’t go away!

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