SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio has released location-based data on its website that allows residents to track the number of COVID-19 cases by ZIP code.
The information was posted on Saturday, about 24 hours after KSAT reported on the discrepancies between what city officials were releasing to the public compared to other local government officials in Texas. That included a lack of location-based information on local cases.
The new statistics reveal the first geographic glimpse provided to the public by local officials of how the new coronavirus has spread around the Alamo City.
More than 50 of the area’s 80+ ZIP codes have at least one confirmed case.
One of the most affluent ZIP codes, 78209, which largely comprises Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills, is the only ZIP code with more than eight cases, as of Sunday night.
Ten other ZIP codes — 78212, 78216, 78219, 78230, 78240, 78245, 78249, 78251, 78254, 78259 — have at least five cases. All others have less than five.
The new stats are featured on the city’s coronavirus page and will be updated daily at 7 p.m.
Sunday evening, 157 cases and five deaths were confirmed in Bexar County.
KSAT has posted an interactive map that shows county-by-county cases in Texas, a live tracker that shows international and nationwide cases and a database that details how prepared the county is for COVID-19, but none were released by San Antonio or Bexar County officials.
The chart is located at the bottom of the page and was added to the website on Saturday.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
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