595 COVID-19 patients hospitalized; SAWS Says 80% of the Boil Advisory for San Antonio Was Lifted

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg updated the community on the local response to COVID-19 and the aftermath of winter weather in a briefing Sunday evening.

Mayor Nirenberg reported some data received about coronavirus cases in Bexar County. On Saturday, Nirenberg reported 77 coronavirus cases and there were no new deaths. However, the low number of cases can be attributed to a lack of state data due to last week’s winter storm.

The mayor also reported that 595 patients are hospitalized, 20 fewer than on Saturday, 232 are in the intensive care unit and 137 are on ventilators.

There were 82 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours, Nirenberg said.


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CPS energy

All but 14 homes have regained power, according to Mayor Nirenberg.

For customers who are concerned about their next utility bill, Nirenberg said the power company has suspended automatic payment for all customers at this time.

Customers do not need to call to pay their bill. However, if your self-pay payment has already been made, call CPS Energy at 210-353-2222.

San Antonio water system

San Antonio Water System CEO Robert Puente announced Sunday during the briefing that 100% of its area has water.

Around 6 p.m., Puente said more than 80% of the city is no longer under the boil water advisory. This means that customers who are authorized to receive the notice no longer have to boil their water before consumption.

Those still under the boil water advisory are expected to be removed on Monday, according to Puente.

To view the current SAWS boil water advisories map, click here.


Watch the full briefing in the video player above to hear more from city and county leaders.


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