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1 new coronavirus death reported in Bexar County, 49 new cases

Total number of cases reaches 2,371

Coronavirus in San Antonio | Illustration by Henry Keller
Coronavirus in San Antonio | Illustration by Henry Keller (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – One new coronavirus death in Bexar County was reported, city and county officials said Thursday night during their daily briefing. The death toll now stands at 64.

Officials also said there are 49 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed. Of the new cases, 26 were from the community, none were from the Bexar County Jail, six were from other congregate settings while the rest are still under investigation.

A total of 1,624 nursing home staff and 1,263 residents have been tested for virus so far, city leaders said.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reached 2,371.

The latest numbers also indicated the hospitalization of 82 COVID-19 patients with 17 under investigation. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said 40 patients are in the intensive care unit and 20 patients are intubated and using a ventilator.

Nirenberg also said 76% of ventilators and 28% of staffed hospital beds are available.

You can view an interactive map and other important information on the virus that is updated daily on the City of San Antonio’s COVID-10 website. (Find the mobile version of the below dashboard here.)

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What we know about COVID-19 related deaths in Bexar County:

In Bexar County, COVID-19 has taken 64 lives.

About 39% of the deaths in Bexar County — 19 in all — occurred among residents and an employee at the Southeast Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, where an outbreak infected at least 74 residents and 28 staff members.

Beyond the nursing home, three people who died were in their 40s, city data showed.

Twenty-nine of the people who have died were Hispanic, 14 of those who died were black, 13 were white and one was Asian. Five of the patients who died are younger than 50.

All but a few of the deaths involved patients with underlying conditions.

COVID-19 in surrounding counties

The counties surrounding San Antonio have also been afflicted with the spread of COVID-19.

Find the latest information for surrounding counties here: