SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Deaths with a possible COVID-19 connection are going to be reported along with the number of deaths in which coronavirus is the confirmed cause.
Metro Health began reporting the deaths still under investigation on their COVID-19 website on Monday.
In the first report where the possible cases are indicated, 327 deaths are under investigation while 455 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed.
Assistant City Manager and Interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger says:
“Metro Health investigates each death reported to us by confirming a positive COVID-19 test result and residency of a person prior to reporting it on our website. However, in an effort to help breakdown any discrepancies between what the state reports and what Metro Health reports, we will begin posting the total number of deaths under investigation.”
As of Monday Metro Health reports 42-thousand-959 cases of coronavirus in Bexar County since the pandemic began in March.
That total includes 176 new cases that were reported on Monday.
They also say the number of local coronavirus hospitalizations continues to decline, and is now 725.
It’s estimated that more than 33-thousand patients have recovered so far.