Coronavirus update San Antonio, April 1: Metro Health reports 249 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

More than 496K people have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 294,158 fully vaccinated

TOPSHOT - Restaurants are empty on the river walk on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, during a stay at home order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. - The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 5,000 late on April 1, according to a running tally from Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Restaurants are empty on the river walk on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, during a stay at home order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. - The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 5,000 late on April 1, according to a running tally from Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images) (Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 205,777 total COVID-19 cases and 3,152 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 249 new cases as of Thursday. Two new deaths were reported today.

Metro Health also reported that 185 patients are hospitalized, 74 are in the intensive care unit and 32 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available.

Texas Department of State Health Services reports 496,642 people have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 294,158 are fully vaccinated in Bexar County.

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Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio for four years. Using his graduate degree in business from UTSA, he developed "Money: It's Personal," a weekly series that airs on GMSA at 9 on Tuesdays. The series breaks down personal finance topics into easy explainers. Before living in SA, Ivan covered border news in the Rio Grande Valley.