Progress and Warning Indicators
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is reporting a COVID-19 positivity rate of 39.4%, a 1.1% change from last week’s rate of 38.3%. This week’s risk level remains at “severe” and is worsening, officials said.
The progress and warning indicators — including a two-week case comparison, hospital trends, average case rate and positivity rate — are critical. Hospital stress is severe. These indicators and the positivity rate are updated on Tuesdays.
Tuesday’s COVID-19 Numbers
Metro Health’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 5,455 new cases and a 7-day moving average of 5,540 cases. There were 15 new deaths reported, according to the data. Forty-nine new deaths have been reported over the past seven days, totaling 5,062 since the pandemic began.
There are 1,277 COVID patients in local hospitals, with 286 in ICU and 119 on ventilators. Metro Health’s dashboard shows there are 10% of staffed beds available and 61% of ventilators available.
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.