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Three New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Comal Residents Under the Age of 20

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.

Comal County reported only six new cases of COVID-19 today, three of them in individuals under the age of 20.

Four of them are confirmed and two are probable. Four of the residents who contracted the virus are from the New Braunfels area, one is from the Bulverde/Spring Branch area, and one is from the Garden Ridge area.

Two of the other cases reported are in residents who are in their 20s and one who is is in their 40s.

Comal County’s positivity rate is now 15.53%, the county said in a statement issued today.

There are no new recoveries from COVID-19. With 81 deaths, the county now has 484 active confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. Of them, 78 are hospitalized. One person who was believed to be recovered was later hospitalized and tested positive, adding one to the hospitalized number and removing one from the recovered number for a total of 2,330 recoveries.

Comal County hospitals reported caring for 17 COVID-19 patients; of those, six are in intensive care beds, and five are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents; likewise, not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.

Monday’s Statistics

  • 18,640 tests conducted
  • 2,297 confirmed cases
  • 598 probable cases

Location Breakdown

  • 2,203 from the New Braunfels area, including eastern and central Comal County
  • 401 from western Comal County, including Bulverde and Spring Branch
  • 134 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 80 from north of Canyon Lake, including Fischer
  • 69 from southern Comal County, including Garden Ridge and Schertz
  • 8 from Fair Oaks Ranch

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.


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