COVID-19 Briefing, May 10: 930K+ first-dose vaccines administered in Bexar County, mayor says

7-day average is 184

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 briefing Monday night.

Nirenberg reported 219,929 total COVID-19 cases and 3,400 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 108 new cases as of Monday. One new death was reported today.

The 7-day rolling average is 184.

City officials also reported that 206 patients are hospitalized, 69 are in the intensive care unit and 30 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available.

Nirenberg said 930,358 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 692,474 are fully vaccinated.

The mayor reported a positivity rate of 1.7%.

Nirenberg reminds those 16 years and old that they can get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at the Alamodome from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The vaccine is free, even if you lack health insurance coverage.

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

Dr. Junda Woo, medical director of Metro Health, says the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could be used on children as young as 12 by next week. However, local officials are waiting for CDC guidance to roll out the vaccine for children under 16.

Watch the entire briefing in the video player above to hear more from city and county leaders and singer Little Joe, or click here if you are reading KSAT’s coronavirus newsletter.

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