Coronavirus update San Antonio, Sept. 16: Officials report 153 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

7-day moving average of cases is 117

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.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Nirenberg reported 50,284 total COVID-19 cases and 1,022 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 153 new cases. Three new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 117.

City officials also reported that 210 patients are hospitalized, 100 are in the intensive care unit and 42 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 68% of ventilators available.

Wolff said he has updated the emergency order including a mask mandate for businesses and eviction protections until Oct. 28.

The officials say they’re anticipating what Gov. Greg Abbott will order during a briefing tomorrow at noon.


COVID-19 trends Sept. 16, 2020 (COSA/Bexar County)


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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.

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