Leaders Report 242 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and local health professionals updated the community on the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing on Thursday night.

Nirenberg reported 197,497 total COVID-19 cases and 2,678 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 242 new cases as of Thursday. Two new deaths were reported today.

The 7-day moving average is 329.

City officials also reported that 368 patients are hospitalized, 136 are in the intensive care unit and 72 are on ventilators. There are 9% staffed beds available and 67% fans available.

There were 51 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.

Nirenberg said the total number of hospitalizations is one of the lowest numbers seen since November.

The mayor said that more than 265,000 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the city site. He said Alamodome operations will continue as more doses of vaccines are expected to arrive next week.

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Dr. Ruth Berggren of UT Health San Antonio said that the Bexar County Hospital District administered 6,072 vaccines, the day of largest distribution to date. She said UT Health San Antonio has administered 65,000 vaccinations as of Friday.

Berggren said UT Health and Metro Health are working to expand their vaccine efforts to include more people.

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