San Antonio – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff briefed the community on the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing on Wednesday night.
Nirenberg reported that there were 115,685 COVID-19 cases and 1,538 deaths in Bixas County, with an increase of 1,323 new cases as of Wednesday. Seventeen new deaths were reported today.
The 7-day moving average of the case is 1
City officials also reported that 1,136 patients were hospitalized, 331 patients were in the intensive care unit, and 165 were on ventilators. There are 10% staff beds and 52% ventilators.
Wolfe received his COVID-19 vaccine at the University Hospital today. You can read more by clicking here.
Dr. Colleen Bridger, assistant city manager and interim director of the Metropolitan Department of Health, said that 90,000 COVID-19 vaccines are currently allocated to Bexar County. She said that vaccine providers in the area have received about 50,000 doses of vaccine, which means that the county has not yet provided enough vaccines for everyone in stage 1A.
Bridge said that medical service providers have injected about 30,000 vaccines.
Bridgell said that health care providers will try to vaccinate as many people as possible, including those in stage 1B, but health care workers will be given priority.
Bridgell said Metro Health is planning to roll it out on a large scale when more people are available. She said that areas with insufficient medical care will be the first targets.
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