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COVID-19 related hospitalizations still declining in Bexar County, San Antonio

232 new COVID-19 cases, 10 additional deaths reported

COVID-19 antibody testing and diagnostic testing are administered at a converted vehicle inspection station, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Local officials across Texas say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
COVID-19 antibody testing and diagnostic testing are administered at a converted vehicle inspection station, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Local officials across Texas 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 – COVID-19 related hospitalizations are still declining, according to numbers released by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and city officials.

On Saturday, Bexar County’s COVID-19 case load increased as the city announced 232 additional COVID-19 cases.

The additional cases bring Bexar County’s cumulative total to 42,531 cases since the start of the pandemic.

However, 10 more COVID-19 deaths were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 432.

Officials reported 743 Bexar County residents are hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from 770 on Friday. Of those patients, 328 are in the intensive care unit and 229 patients are on ventilators.

Numbers released by city officials indicate that 15% of staffed hospital beds and 52% of ventilators are available in Bexar County.

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