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Wednesday: Comal County Reports 19 New COVID-19 Cases

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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment only.

Comal County reported 10 new and nine ‘backlogged’ cases of COVID-19, the Office of Public Health said in a statement today.

Of the 10 new cases, two are confirmed and eight are probable. The seven-day positivity rate for Wednesday is 7.56%. There are now 123 active, confirmed-and-probable COVID-19 cases in the county. Of those, 10 are hospitalized.

The county also confirmed additional 15-COVID-19 recoveries, for a total of 3,512.

Comal County hospitals are caring for nine COVID-19 patients, one in intensive care and one on a ventilator.

Location Breakdown of New Cases

New Braunfels – 19
South Comal County (Garden Ridge) – 1

Age Breakdown of New Cases

20s – 1
30s/40s – 8
50s/60s – 8
70 and older – 2


  • 28,544 tests conducted
  • 2,872 confirmed cases
  • 833 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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