SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodríguez updated the community on the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing on Thursday night.
Nirenberg reported a total of 194,736 COVID-19 cases and a total of 2,514 deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 404 new cases as of Thursday. Today four new deaths were reported.
The 7-day moving average will be reported during Monday’s briefing as there was insufficient data this week due to a lack of testing due to last week’s winter storm.
City officials also reported that 494 patients are hospitalized, 194 are in the intensive care unit and 111 are on ventilators. There are 8% staffed beds available and 64% fans available.
Nirenberg said 3,510 COVID-19 vaccines were administered at the Alamodome on Thursday. He said the city and county are requesting more doses as they have the capacity to vaccinate more people.
The mayor said the city is expected to receive 10,000 Pfizer vaccines for first-dose appointments sometime next week. Click here for the latest vaccine information on the city’s website.
More than 34,000 people signed up for the city’s new vaccine text messaging system, according to Nirenberg. See how to subscribe below:
Watch the full briefing in the video player above to hear more from city and county leaders.
Nirenberg said San Antonio residents should call 311 and dial option 5 for information on disaster relief. Click here for online help.
The mayor also said an emergency fund was established to help San Antonio residents recover from last week’s devastating winter storm. Click here to donate.
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