COVID-19 Briefing, May 27: 1 million+ first-dose vaccines administered in Bexar County, mayor says

7-day average is 126 cases

WATCH ON DEMAND: San Antonio-Bexar County COVID-19 Briefing
WATCH ON DEMAND: San Antonio-Bexar County COVID-19 Briefing (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their briefing Thursday night.

Nirenberg reported 222,760 total COVID-19 cases and 3,457 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 174 new cases as of Thursday. Three new deaths were reported today.

The 7-day rolling average is 126 cases.

City officials also reported that 135 patients are hospitalized, 47 are in the intensive care unit and 25 are on ventilators. There are 8% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available.

Nirenberg said 1,035,582 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 804,762 are fully vaccinated.

Watch the entire briefing in the video player below after the city ends the stream to hear more from city and county leaders.

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