SAN ANTONIO – On Saturday, officials confirmed 189 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 2,825.
One new death was also reported, bringing the death toll up to 73.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the increase in cases is largely due to a backlog in testing.
Of the new cases, 189 were from the community, six were from congregate settings and 153 are under investigation.
City leaders said 83 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 39 in the intensive care unit and 20 patients using a ventilator.
Currently, 79% of ventilators are available, and 29% 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.)
What we know about COVID-19 related deaths in Bexar County:
In Bexar County, COVID-19 has taken 73 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: