Coronavirus update San Antonio, Sept. 1: 222 new COVID-19 cases; School risk level now at ‘moderate’

7-day moving average of cases is 168

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night.

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Nirenberg reported 46,663 total COVID-19 cases and 822 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 222 new cases. Thirteen new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 168.
  • The deaths occurred between June 26 and Aug. 28.
  • City officials also reported that 366 patients are hospitalized, 157 are in the intensive care unit and 93 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 65% of ventilators available.
  • Nirenberg said the positivity rate is currently at 7.8%. The goal is to be below 5%. He said the doubling time is now at 65 days, and the 14-day case curve has shown a steady decline. The school risk level is now “moderate.”
  • Nirenberg warned residents about a scam in which fraudsters are posing as contact tracers. Click here to learn more about the scam.


About the Author:

Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio since 2016. His work for KSAT 12 and includes covering breaking news of the day, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" and "KSAT Money" series.