Coronavirus update San Antonio, April 8: Metro Health reports 144 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

More than 558K people have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 341,895 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) (Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 208,606 total COVID-19 cases and 3,222 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 144 new cases as of Thursday. Two new deaths were reported today.

Metro Health also reported that 199 patients are hospitalized, 84 are in the intensive care unit and 26 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports 558,995 people have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 341,895 are fully vaccinated in Bexar County.


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