COVID-19 hospitalizations declining in San Antonio, Bexar County

Nine additional deaths, 758 new cases announced Saturday

SAN ANTONIO – Nine more people have died of COVID-19 in Bexar County and 758 tested positive for the virus on Saturday, according to the city of San Antonio’s website.

The latest deaths bring the death toll locally to 322.

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Since the pandemic began, 35,690 Bexar County residents have been infected.

Officials reported that 1,047 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19. The tally marked the sixth consecutive day COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined. But experts say there is still a long way to go and that the hospitalizations can grow quickly.

Of those patients, 419 are in the intensive care unit, down 11 from the day before. COVID-19 hospitalizations make up about a third of the admissions in Bexar County Hospitals.

Officials reported 13% of staffed hospital beds and 45% of ventilators are available in Bexar County as of Saturday.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.