Coronavirus updates: 3 hospital staff from S.A. are positive for COVID-19

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MySA.com is compiling the latest titles on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects in the San Antonio area.

Three hospital employees of S.A. are positive: According to the hospital, three employees from Kindred Hospital-San Antonio Central tested positive for COVID-19. But Kyle Sinclair, the hospital’s CEO, said on Wednesday that none of the patients at the small hospital had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, he said.

It is not known how the employees contracted the disease.

Eight Bexar County law enforcement officials have COVID-19: Two other law enforcement workers in Bexar County tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total to eight. One of them – a facility maintenance worker at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office – caused the temporary shutdown of certain Bexar County detention facilities on Wednesday afternoon.

San Antonio lays off nearly 300 workers: On Wednesday, the city of San Antonio obtained 270 municipal employees in several departments. All employees work in several tax-funded departments through hotel room reservations, which have plummeted as the city’s travel and tourism industry has dried up in recent weeks.

The fourth SAPD officer is positive: A fourth policeman from San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19, the city of San Antonio confirmed on Wednesday. The officer is a sergeant, who has been serving for 24 years. It is not known how the sergeant got the coronavirus, but he has been placed on administrative leave and is recovering at home, city officials said.

An employee of S.A.H-E-B obtains positive results: An employee of an H-E-B in the far west of the country tested positive for COVID-19, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. This is the second San Antonio employee to test positive for the virus. The second employee to test positive work on H-E-B near the intersection of Grissom and Tezel roads and was there last on April 5. The company said the store has since been “thoroughly cleaned and disinfected several times”.

Death in nursing home S.A .: Two other Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center residents who contracted the coronavirus have died, city officials said on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 10. hospitalization. The other was an 80-year-old woman who died in the retirement home.

The USAA makes $ 520 million to members: On Wednesday, the USAA San Antonio became the last insurer to announce that it will reimburse auto insurance customers who drive less while biting during the coronavirus pandemic. USAA members will receive 20% credit over two months of bonuses in the coming weeks, the company said.

Positive case in S.A installations: A resident of a North Side assisted living center tested positive for COVID-19, according to officials in San Antonio. On Wednesday, Bruce Davidson, director of communications for Mayor Ron Nirenberg, confirmed the case at Franklin Park TPC Parkway.

Professor of S.A. working on the treatment of coronaviruses: Doug Frantz is co-founder of the Center for Innovative Drug Discovery. Partnerships between UTSA, UT Health, Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the Southwest Research Institute are helping scientists fight the virus on several fronts, and “you’re going to see a lot more coming out locally in San Antonio,” said -he declares. .

Plasma donations in S.A.: A plasma donation from a man in San Antonio after his recovery from the coronavirus revived local efforts to treat the sickest COVID-19 patients with therapy that has been used for other illnesses without treatment or treatment.

Homeless of S.A.: San Antonio to provide hotel rooms to up to 400 homeless at high risk of COVID-19 soon and create overflow shelters for another 200 people as city continues efforts to slow spread of spread disease.

Workforce Solutions Alamo closes its centers: In the midst of a historic stream of job applications, Workforce Solutions Alamo announced Tuesday that it will close all 16 career centers to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The closings are effective Thursday.

Total number of coronaviruses: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have exploded, with a total of 503 residents of the San Antonio area testing positive for the virus, said Mayor Ron Nirenberg during Tuesday’s briefing. Of these, 150 patients were infected with community transmission, while 179 cases were attributed to “close contact”, such as catching the virus from a family member. On Tuesday, 88 were hospitalized. Of these patients, 51 remained in intensive care, while 40 were on ventilators.

Food Bank of S.A., asking for help: Fearing that its warehouse will be empty within three weeks due to the pressure to feed tens of thousands more than it usually does due to the recession fueled by the pandemic, the San Antonio Food Bank is researching state aid of $ 12 million. It is the first time in 40 years that the non-profit organization has asked for state aid.

COVID-19 follow-up: Interactive maps track coronavirus cases in the counties of San Antonio, Texas and the United States.

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