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Coronavirus update San Antonio, Sept. 9: 151 new COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations now under 300

2 new deaths reported

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 Wednesday night.

Nirenberg reported 47,887 total COVID-19 cases and 981 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 151 new cases. Two new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 175.

City officials also reported that 298 patients are hospitalized, 130 are in the intensive care unit and 84 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 67% of ventilators available.

The school risk level is “moderate.” Nirenberg said the level can be moved to “low” when the positivity rate goes below 5%. The current positivity rate is 6.7%.

Wolff said the jail has 23 inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 -- 22 male inmates and 1 female inmate. He said the county is still managing a larger population at the jail due to the inmates who have still not been transferred to state prisons.

Wolff said 151 citations -- 76 for businesses and 75 for large gatherings -- have been issued for violating emergency orders.

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