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.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Nirenberg reported 3,018 COVID-19 cases and 78 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday. Twenty-four cases are from the community, one is from the Bexar County Jail, one is from congregate settings and 39 are under investigation. No new deaths were reported today.
- City officials also reported that 93 patients are hospitalized, 36 are in the intensive care unit and 19 are on ventilators.
- Nirenberg said the city briefings will move to only Tuesdays and Thursdays, but the daily COVID-19 numbers will still be updated on the city’s website.
- Nirenberg reminded residents that the walk-up testing sites at Blossom Athletics Center and Sunset Elementary School are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Saturday. He said 245 tests were administered at both sites today.
- Since Nirenberg has been out in public more and spoke to protesters today, he said he would get tested for COVID-19.
- Wolff said eviction proceedings can now move forward. The county is working to help those who cannot afford rent. Foreclosure protection is in place until July 6, he said.
- Wolff said four tax assessor collector locations reopened, and they saw 1,000 visitors on the first day after resuming operations.
- Wolff said the Commissioners Court will discuss limiting the number of in-person hearings at the Bexar County Courthouse. He said more details about this plan would be coming next week.
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