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San Antonio, Bexar County sees 374 new COVID-19 cases, continued drop in hospitalizations

Three new deaths were also reported by health officials

A man wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks at a restaurant, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared masks or face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state as local officials across the state say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A man wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks at a restaurant, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared masks or face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state as local officials across the state say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio and Bexar County has reported a decrease in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Saturday.

According to the city’s website, 374 additional COVID-19 cases and three deaths were reported for San Antonio and Bexar County.

There are now 41,177 COVID-19 cases in the area as of yet. The local death toll now stands at 352.

Numbers on the city’s website indicate that hospitalizations are continuing to decline.

The city website says 874 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19 on Saturday, down from 926 on Friday.

Of those patients, 352 are in the intensive care unit, down from 364 on Friday. Ventilators are being used on 244 patients.

As of Saturday, 13% of staffed hospital beds and 54% of ventilators are available in Bexar County.

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