Metro Health reports 4,970 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths in Bexar County

1,245 COVID-19 patients hospitalized

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Friday’s COVID-19 Numbers

SAN ANTONIO – Metro Health’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 4,970 new cases and a 7-day moving average of 5,011 cases. There were 15 new deaths reported, according to the data. Fifty new deaths have been reported over the past seven days, totaling 5,094 since the pandemic began.

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There are 1,245 COVID patients in local hospitals, with 282 in ICU and 127 on ventilators. Metro Health’s dashboard shows there are 10% of staffed beds available and 60% 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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