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San Antonio leaders send emergency alert to residents, warning against Thanksgiving gatherings

The alert will be sent at 7 p.m. Friday

San Antonio and Bexar County officials deployed an emergency alert to cell phones of residents after the city reported its highest number of coronavirus cases since July on Friday.
San Antonio and Bexar County officials deployed an emergency alert to cell phones of residents after the city reported its highest number of coronavirus cases since July on Friday. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio and Bexar County officials deployed an emergency alert to cell phones of residents after the city reported its highest number of coronavirus cases since July on Friday.

City leaders sent the alert at 7 p.m., in an effort to remind residents to not hold Thanksgiving gatherings and to continue following public health guidelines to limit the spread of the virus.

You might have just received an alert on your phone, notifying you that COVID-19 cases are increasing around Bexar...

Posted by Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Friday, November 20, 2020

“Staying disciplined is the best way to beat COVID-19,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “By avoiding behaviors and situations that spread the coronavirus throughout the holiday season, we will sideline COVID-19 and speed up our return to normal. The number of cases has been increasing significantly, showing that coronavirus is spreading throughout our community. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Keep wearing masks, keep your distance and keep COVID-19 at bay.”

Officials announced 936 coronavirus cases Friday, which is the highest number of cases the city has seen in a single day since July, when 946 cases were announced on July 29.

This brings the COVID-19 case total in the county to 72,313 cases. There were seven additional deaths reported as well, bringing the total to 1,316.


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