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More than 20 COVID-19 related deaths reported over the weekend in San Antonio, Bexar County

252 new COVID-19 cases, 13 additional deaths announced Sunday

Visitors wearing masks to protect against COVID-19 ride a river barge along the River Walk in San Antonio, Monday, July 20, 2020. Cases of COVID-19 continue to spike in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Visitors wearing masks to protect against COVID-19 ride a river barge along the River Walk in San Antonio, Monday, July 20, 2020. Cases of COVID-19 continue to spike in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – COVID-19 related deaths are continuing to climb in San Antonio and Bexar County, as indicated by numbers on the city of San Antonio’s website.

With 10 deaths reported on Saturday and 13 additional deaths confirmed on Sunday, a total of 23 COVID-19 related deaths were announced over the weekend.

On Sunday, Bexar County’s COVID-19 case load increased as the city announced 252 additional COVID-19 cases.

The additional cases bring Bexar County’s cumulative total to 42,873 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Thirteen more COVID-19 deaths were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 445.

Officials reported 738 Bexar County residents are hospitalized due to COVID-19, down from 743 on Saturday. Of those patients, 322 are in the intensive care unit and 220 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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