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 Wednesday night.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Nirenberg reported 46,913 total COVID-19 cases and 835 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 250 new cases. Thirteen new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 184.
- The deaths occurred between July 14 and Aug. 30, Nirenberg said.
- City officials also reported that 356 patients are hospitalized, 164 are in the intensive care unit and 93 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 66% of ventilators available.
- Nirenberg said the city’s new workforce program is accepting applications. He said the program pays participants a living wage while they’re learning skills for a new job. For further information or to see if they qualify for this program, residents should contact Workforce Solutions Alamo at 210-224-HELP (210-224-4357) or https://www.workforcesolutionsalamo.org/.
- Dr. Sandra Guerra, assistant medical director of Metro Health, said the flu vaccine is now available, and people should get theirs as soon as they can.