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 Monday night.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Nirenberg reported 31,316 total COVID-19 cases and 262 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Monday, an increase of 481 new cases. Five new deaths were reported today.
- City officials also reported that 1,193 patients are hospitalized, 430 are in the intensive care unit and 294 are on ventilators. There are 11% of staffed beds available and 49% of ventilators available.
- Nirenberg said there were 3,310 cases over the weekend, and 1 in 10 of those cases were pediatric cases involving people under 18 years old.
- Dr. Anita Kurian, assistant director of the Metropolitan Health District, said there has been a slow increase in pediatric cases since May. She said the pediatric infection rate went from 4.6% in May to 6.4% in June to 11.2% currently.
- Nirenberg said the current numbers and those reported over the weekend may be linked to the July 4 weekend. However, more data is needed to make that determination soon, he said.
- Dr. Ken Davis, chief medical officer of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, said his health system is currently using refrigerated trucks.
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