Coronavirus update San Antonio, Jan. 2: Leaders report 1,298 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

Medical personnel administer COVID-19 testing at a drive-through site, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Antonio. Coronavirus testing in Texas has dropped significantly, mirroring nationwide trends, just as schools reopen and football teams charge ahead with plans to play. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Medical personnel administer COVID-19 testing at a drive-through site, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Antonio. Coronavirus testing in Texas has dropped significantly, mirroring nationwide trends, just as schools reopen and football teams charge ahead with plans to play. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 119,355 total COVID-19 cases and 1,546 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,298 new cases as of Saturday. Eight new deaths were reported today.

City officials also reported that 1,163 patients are hospitalized, 337 are in the intensive care unit and 198 are on ventilators.

There are 16% of staffed beds available and 53% of ventilators available.

The state of Texas saw a slight decline in coronavirus hospitalizations on Saturday; however, they’re still near their record high, according to a report from the Associated Press. Read more here.

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