COVID-19 positivity rate climbs to 11.2% in Bexar County just one week after Fourth of July

City and health officials will hold a briefing to address the COVID-19 uptick Wednesday

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 29: A sign about the COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on the window of a Walgreens on March 29, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Texas has opened up all vaccination eligibility to all adults starting today. Texas has had a slower roll out than some states and with the increase in eligibility leaders are hoping more and more citizens get vaccinated. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 29: A sign about the COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on the window of a Walgreens on March 29, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Texas has opened up all vaccination eligibility to all adults starting today. Texas has had a slower roll out than some states and with the increase in eligibility leaders are hoping more and more citizens get vaccinated. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIOCOVID-19 cases and the positivity rate are continuing to climb in Bexar County, just one week after Fourth of July celebrations, according to Metro Health.

The positivity rate has jumped to 11.2% this week, compared to 5.8% last week. Data from county health officials also shows that there are currently 258 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, 81 in Intensive Care Units and 33 on ventilators.

As cases continue going up, fewer people are getting tested for COVID-19, according to Metro Health. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of the virus, even if he or she is fully vaccinated, is urged to get tested.

To date, health officials said more than 1,012,789 people, or 61%, in Bexar County, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. There are 1,225,427 people, or 73.7%, who have received at least one dose.

Still, due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases, city officials and University Health will hold a briefing on Wednesday to address the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the area. They will also provide information on testing locations and upcoming vaccination clinics.

KSAT.com will livestream the briefing in the video player above.

For a list of other COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics, to find a testing location or see the latest in COVID-19 trends in the county, visit covid19.sanantonio.gov.

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