Tuesday: 133 New, 626 Active Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Comal County
COVID-19 case counts surged in Comal County on Tuesday, with 133 new and 626 active, confirmed-and-probable cases of the virus reported.
These numbers include weekend totals, Comal County Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said.
Ninety-one of the new cases are confirmed and 42 are probable. Twenty-three of the new cases are in Canyon Lake residents. Of the 626 cases reported, nine are hospitalized.
Forty-four recoveries were added today, for a total of 11,304. The number of deceased remains 335.
On Tuesday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 42 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 12 are in intensive care and four are on ventilators. Not all of these patients are necessarily county residents. Not all county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 are in Comal County hospitals.
The seven-day molecular positivity rate for Tueday is 9.82%. The seven-day antigen positivity rate is 6.38%. The TSA P percentage is 7.72%.
Location Breakdown of New Cases
- New Braunfels – 80
- North of Canyon Lake – 9
- South of Canyon Lake – 14
- South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 3
- Bulverde/Spring Branch – 27
- Fair Oaks – 0
Age Range of New Cases
- Under 20 – 14
- 20s – 26
- 30’s/40’s – 49
- 50s/60s – 35
- 70 and older – 9
As of Tuesday morning, Public Health reports
- 121,252 tests conducted
- 6,638 confirmed cases
- 5,603 probable cases
- 24 suspect cases
Location Breakdown of All Cases
Of the 12,265 confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:
- New Braunfels (includes Eastern and Central Comal) – 8,667
- Western Comal County (includes Bulverde and Spring Branch) – 1,777
- South of Canyon Lake – 731
- North of Canyon Lake – 601
- Southern Comal County (includes Garden Ridge and Schertz) – 433
- Fair Oaks Ranch – 56
Comal County’s Public Health Department is now administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those 18 years and older on Fridays and Pfizer vaccines for anyone 12 years and older on Thursdays.
“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.
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.