SAN ANTONIO – Two new coronavirus deaths in Bexar County were reported, city and county officials said Friday night during their daily briefing. The additional deaths were from nursing home residents, according to officials, and the death toll now stands at 66.
Of the new cases, 13 were from the community, none were from the Bexar County Jail, one was from other congregate settings while the rest are still under investigation.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reached 2,392.
The latest numbers also indicated the hospitalization of 73 COVID-19 patients with 17 under investigation. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said 41 patients are in the intensive care unit and 21 patients are intubated and using a ventilator.
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.)
What we know about COVID-19 related deaths in Bexar County:
In Bexar County, COVID-19 has taken 66 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:
- Comal County
- Kendall County
- Guadalupe County
- Wilson County (In Floresville, officials are concerned of a potential outbreak at the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home. Two cases have been reported there, and one person has died.)
- Medina County
- Bandera County
- DeWitt County
- Gillespie County
- Hays County