Wednesday: Comal County Reports 19 New COVID-19 Cases
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” 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.