COVID-19 related hospitalizations top 1,000 in Bexar County, data shows

Case numbers saw a decline on Friday

Pictured are San Antonio hospital workers.

SAN ANTONIO – COVID-19 related hospitalizations have reached a new milestone as the omicron variant continues to surge in Bexar County.

On Friday, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 1,028 COVID-19 positive patients in local hospitals, an increase of 46 patients from Thursday. There are 214 patients in ICU and 76 on ventilators.

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Area hospitals currently have 9% of staffed beds available and 65% of ventilators.

Case numbers did see a decline on Friday, coming in at 3,796, down from 5,781 new cases reported on Thursday.

The 7-day moving average currently resides at 4,765 cases, according to data provided by Metro Health.

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See more of today’s COVID-19 statistics and city resources for the public here.

City health officials offer the following testing guidelines

  • Consider using a self-test before joining indoor gatherings with others who are not in your household.
  • A positive self-test result means that you have an infection and should avoid indoor gatherings to reduce the risk of spreading the disease to someone else.
  • A negative self-test result means that you may not have an infection. Repeating the test with at least 24 hours between tests will increase the confidence that you are not infected.
  • Ask your health care provider if you need help interpreting your test results.

Click here to access more information about other city no-cost testing sites.

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