Coronavirus update San Antonio, Jan. 4: Leaders report 1,057 new COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

7-day moving average of cases is 1,289

SAN ANTONIO – 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 Monday night.

Nirenberg reported 122,648 total COVID-19 cases and 1,569 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,057 new cases as of Monday. Seven new deaths were reported today.

The 7-day moving average of cases is 1,289.

City officials also reported that 1,259 patients are hospitalized, 342 are in the intensive care unit and 186 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 48% of ventilators available.

The positivity rate has increased to 23.2%, up from 19.2% last week. The city’s COVID-19 risk level remains at “severe.”

COVID-19 Risk Level: Week of 1/4/21 (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 KSAT.com includes breaking news, COVID-19 coverage, personal finance stories on the "Money: It's Personal" series, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" series.