Coronavirus update San Antonio, Jan. 12: Leaders report 2,303 new COVID-19 cases; 11 new deaths

7-day moving average of cases is 1,791

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 Tuesday night.

Nirenberg reported 137,407 total COVID-19 cases and 1,870 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 2,303 new cases as of Tuesday. Nirenberg also confirmed 11 deaths related to the virus.

“We are losing far too many of our friends and families,” Nirenberg said.

The 7-day moving average of cases is 1,791, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

City officials also reported that 1,433 patients are hospitalized, 403 are in the intensive care unit and 228 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 46% of ventilators available.

There were 165 COVID-19-related hospital admissions in the last 24 hours, Nirenberg said.

The school risk indicator remains red, meaning in-person instruction is discouraged right now.

Wolff said the commissioners court met for the first time this year, taking action to provide millions of dollars to multiple relief programs like the Salvation Army, Haven for Hope and the rental relief assistance program run by the City of San Antonio.

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Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.