SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Two additional coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in San Antonio, and the number of cases has soared to 615.
“It’s also hitting young people at an alarming rate,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “We have 117 cases of positive infections for people who are under 30 years old, and 23 people who are under 20 years old.”
He’s urging people to continue staying home and adhere to the social distancing guidelines at a time when we’re used to celebrating Easter weekend with family and friends.
“We need people to understand with all of the gravity of a pandemic, that we need to care for each other by social distancing and staying at home,” said Nirenberg.
One-hundred-forty-six of those cases are travel-related, and 182 are attributed to community transmission. Tw0-hundred-seventeen cases are linked to close contact with someone who had COVID-19. Eighty-five patients remain hospitalized.
The two deaths reported Thursday evening were a man and a woman in their 60s. Both had underlying health issues.