SAINT ANTHONY – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff briefed the community on the local response to COVID-19 during their daily briefing Monday evening.
Nirenberg reported 81,174 total cases of COVID-19 and 1,357 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,117 new cases on Monday. No new deaths were reported today.
The 7-day moving average of cases is 832. Nirenberg said the average number of cases was around 200 at the start of November.
City officials also reported that 587 patients are hospitalized, 182 are in the intensive care unit and 99 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 68% fans available.
The positivity rate is 9.2%, up from 10% last week. Wolff said he would close the bars again if the positivity rate was 10% for two consecutive weeks.
The region’s COVID-19 risk level is now “worsening”.
Dr Anita Kurian, deputy director of the Metropolitan Health District, said Metro Health has issued new health recommendations to discourage indoor meals and gatherings as cases mount in the region. (Read the recommendations below or click here.)
Nirenberg urges people to donate blood. He said the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center has a 3-day supply, but the organization is working on a 7-day supply to meet demand.
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