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Wednesday’s COVID-19 Numbers

SAN ANTONIO – Metro Health’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 4,625 new cases and a 7-day moving average of 5,280 cases. There were 10 new deaths reported, according to the data. Fifty-four new deaths have been reported over the past seven days, totaling 5,072 since the pandemic began.

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There are 1,308 COVID patients in local hospitals, with 270 in ICU and 129 on ventilators. Metro Health’s dashboard shows there are 8% of staffed beds available and 61% of ventilators available.

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

Weekly progress and warning Indicators

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported a COVID-19 positivity rate of 39.4% this week, 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.

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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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