Leaders report 1,752 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths


San Antonio – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexer County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing on Thursday night.

Nirenberg on Thursday reported 166,022 total COVID-19 cases and 2,027 total deaths in Bexar County, with an increase of 1,752 new cases. Today there are twenty new deaths.

The 7-day moving average of cases is 1,459.

City officials also reported that 1,276 patients are hospitalized, 397 are in intensive care unit and 249 are on ventilator. 10% of available staff beds and 49% of ventilators are available.

132 hospitalized in the last 24 hours.

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During the briefing, Rodriguez expressed his condolences to the family of six-year-old county employee Roman Gonzalez, 59, who died from COVID-19. The Commissioner said that six employees have died since COVID-19.

Texas said mayors across Texas and the United States are urging the federal government to overdose on the COVID-19 vaccine. He said the state supply would soon arrive three weeks ahead of time, and the state would notify the city how much dose was coming, so the city could fill appointments in advance.

Nirenberg also said that the gala commission is meeting with health officials this week, and the leaders are expecting an announcement next week.

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