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.
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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.