San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. See the full video in the player above.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Nirenberg reported 2,041 COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday. He said 1,051 patients have recovered.
- City officials also reported that 65 patients are hospitalized, 38 are in the intensive care unit and 26 are on ventilators.
- Dr. Anita Kurian, assistant director of the Metropolitan Health District, said both of the walk-up testing sites that opened today reached capacity, and 150 people were able to get tested at each site. Click here for more information on the testing sites.
- Kurian said Metro Health is still working out the logistics to add more testing capacity for walk-up sites. She said the health authority is also constantly monitoring areas that need more testing availability.
- Kurian said the Texas National Guard will assist with disinfecting some Bexar County nursing homes.
- Wolff discussed the Bexar County Commissioners Court’s decision to allow mail-in voting after seeking guidance from the district attorney’s office. Click here to read more on that decision.
- Wolff said the Commissioners Court also adopted a $79 million budget from CARES Act funds to help Bexar County in several different departments.
Read Bexar County’s updated executive order below. Newsletter recipients: Click here to read the order.
Read San Antonio’s updated executive order below. Newsletter recipients: Click here to read the order.
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