San Antonio, Bexar County coronavirus cases top 2,500

45 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death confirmed during nightly briefing

San Antonio coronavirus cases have topped 2,500, officials announced Wednesday evening.
San Antonio coronavirus cases have topped 2,500, officials announced Wednesday evening.

SAN ANTONIO – On Wednesday, officials confirmed 45 new coronavirus cases in Bexar County during their nightly COVID-19 update. The new cases bring the total number of cases in the county to 2,525.

One new death were also reported Wednesday, bringing the death toll up to 70. The latest victim was a Hispanic man in his 90s with underlying medical conditions, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said.

Roughly 1,300 people have recovered from the virus as of Wednesday.

Of the new cases, seven were from the community, 13 were from congregate settings and 25 are under investigation.

Hospital numbers continue to tick up, Nirenberg said Wednesday.

Now, 92 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 39 in the intensive care unit and 19 patients using a ventilator.

Currently, 77% of ventilators are available, and 33% of staffed hospital beds remain open.

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 70 lives.

Many of those deaths — 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: