Coronavirus update San Antonio, Aug. 10: 176 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths confirmed in Bexar County

Local hospitalizations continue downward trend

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The novel coronavirus continued its spread through San Antonio as officials announced 176 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

The additional cases brings Bexar County’s cumulative total to 42,959 cases. Officials estimate more than 33,000 people have recovered from the virus so far. The seven-day average of new cases is declining at 256 cases per day.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg also confirmed 10 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the death toll to 455.

Officials reported 725 Bexar County residents are hospitalized due to COVID-19, down 14 from Sunday. Of those patients, 305 are in the intensive care unit and 216 patients are on ventilators.

Numbers released by city officials indicate that 15% of staffed hospital beds and 50% of ventilators are available in Bexar County. Despite the positive trend, hospitals remain under severe stress, Nirenberg said.

Going forward, Nirenberg said the city would also report potential COVID-19 deaths that are under investigation. The statistic will be updated regularly after the state’s health agency began reporting COVID-19 deaths without waiting for local health authorities to verify the deaths first.

As of Monday, 327 deaths are under investigation, Nirenberg said.

Nirenberg said the area’s overall COVID-19 risk level is steady, with a positivity rate of 12.7%.

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