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Thursday: County Confirms Five New COVID-19 Cases, Number of Active Cases Drops Below 100

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.

The number of active confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases in Comal County dropped to 95 today. Of them, nine are hospitalized.

In a statement, the county also confirmed five new probable cases of the virus, bringing the county’s total to 3,534.

The seven-day positivity rate for Comal County is 6.88%. The State of Texas’ rate is 8.09%.

There are an additional 11 COVID-19 recoveries in Comal County. The total recovered is 3,323.

County hospitals reported caring for five COVID-19 patients; of those, two are in intensive care and one is on a ventilator. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents; likewise, not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 1
Bulverde/Spring Branch – 3

Age Breakdown of New Cases

30s/40s – 3
50s/60s – 2

Thursday’s Statistics

As of Thursday morning, Public Health has received reports of the following test information:

  • 26,014 tests conducted
  • 2,766 confirmed cases
  • 768 probable cases

Probable Cases

“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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