Coronavirus update San Antonio, Jan. 23: Leaders report 1,684 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths

7-day moving average of cases is 1,806

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 Saturday night.

Nirenberg reported 159,519 total COVID-19 cases and 1,892 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,684 new cases as of Saturday. Eighteen new deaths were reported today.

The 7-day moving average of cases is 1,806.

City officials also reported that 1,375 patients are hospitalized, 414 are in the intensive care unit and 252 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 51% of ventilators available.

There were 174 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours, Nirenberg said.

Mayor Nirenberg also provided some assurance to San Antonians during the briefing, saying it’s important for residents to continue to have patience and follow health guidelines as the city receives more vaccine doses in the coming weeks.

Those who are looking to schedule their second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine, or those who received their first dose before Jan. 13 at the Alamodome, will be contacted by Metro Health. There is a 21-28 day window to receive the second dose.

“You can still receive your dose later than that window, but we will be working very hard to make sure everyone gets it in the time frame it was prescribed,” Mayor Nirenberg said.

Those who don’t receive a call two days prior to their scheduled appointment should call 311 and dial option 8. They’ll then be put in touch with an operator who will verify their next appointment.

Those who received their first COVID-19 dose from University Health or WellMed should have scheduled their second dose on the same day as their first appointment. If you didn’t schedule your next appointment, you can find more information in our story below.

RELATED: Had the 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio? Here’s how to get the 2nd dose.

You can watch the full COVID-19 briefing in the video player above.


About the Authors

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for NewsChannel 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Jonathan Cotto is a reporter for KSAT's Nightbeat. Jonathan speaks English and Spanish and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Previously, he worked in South Texas.

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