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COVID-19 death toll in Bexar County tops 1,000

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The  coronavirus death toll in Bexar County now stands at 1,016. San Antonio Metro Health reported one new death Sunday, a Hispanic male in his 80s with underlying health conditions who resided  at Sonterra Health Center. Health officials also reported 23 deaths that occurred between June 25 and Aug.17.

The total number of COVID -19 cases in Bexar County since the pandemic began  is now 49,915.  That includes 1,575 backlogged cases that were added Sunday night.  A city spokeswoman says the delay in reporting of those cases is because of discrepancies in electronic lab reporting that’s affecting case counts across the state.

The hospital situation continues to improve. The number of coronavirus patients in local hospitals has dropped to 246.  Of those, 108 were in intensive care and 54 were on ventilators.

“The signs are encouraging because we continue to do our part,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

You can get details  on the coronavirus situation in Bexar County on the city’s COVID-19 website.

“Please consider the risks before you head out, and wear a mask if you can’t keep your distance from others,” said Nirenberg. “As we head into flu season, we need to ensure our hospitals can handle the stress. Get your flu shot. Wash your hands regularly.”

 


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