Leaders report 1,323 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths

SAN ANTONIO San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar District Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community on Wednesday night in their daily information session on the local response to COVID-19.

Nirenberg reported 115,685 total COVID-19 cases and 1,538 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,323 new cases as of Wednesday. Seventeen new deaths were reported today.

The moving average of 7 days is 1121.

City officials also reported that 1,136 patients were admitted to the hospital, 331 in the intensive care unit and 165 in ventilators. There are 10% of the beds with staff and 52% of the fans available.

Wolff received his COVID-19 vaccine at the university hospital today. You can read more by clicking here.

Dr. Colleen Bridger, assistant city manager and interim director of health at Metro, said there are currently 90,000 COVID-19 vaccines for Bexar County. According to her, the vaccine suppliers in the area have received about 50,000 doses, which means that the country does not yet have enough vaccinations for everyone in phase 1A.

Suppliers have already administered about 30,000 vaccines, Bridger said.

Bridger said providers will try to vaccinate as many people as possible, including those in Phase 1B, but health workers will be put first.

Bridger said Metro Health plans to make a large-scale implementation when the offer is available to more people. She said medically underserved areas would be targeted first.


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