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Coronavirus Tracker: Bexar County passes 1,500 deaths after reporting large backlog Sunday

Facts, not worry: KENS 5 is monitoring the most recent numbers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

SAN ANTONIO — We’re monitoring the most recent numbers from the coronavirus pandemic in San Antonio and throughout Texas. Here are the most recent numbers reported by Bexar and surrounding counties: 

The day by day San Antonio/Bexar County COVID-19 replace is not going to be held on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, in response to metropolis officers. The following Bexar County replace numbers are from December 23, 2020.

  • Bexar County: 283 new circumstances had been reported on Sunday together with a backlog of 999, bringing the full variety of circumstances to 112,218. Two new deaths had been reported together with a backlog of 29, elevating the loss of life toll from coronavirus issues to 1,510.
  • Hays County: Officials in Hays County on Tuesday reported 165 new circumstances within the county and two further COVID-related fatalities. As of Tuesday, there are a complete of 9,175 lab-confirmed native circumstances (1,428 of that are lively), whereas the loss of life toll elevated to 122. 7,625 residents have recovered from the virus.
  • Comal County: Comal County officers reported an extra 79 coronavirus circumstances – 6 confirmed and 73 possible – on Thursday, bringing its complete to six,009. The complete variety of deceased stays at 146. The county estimates 796 lively circumstances on Thursday, whereas 5,067 residents have recovered.

More county case data is offered by way of the Texas Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard.

How Bexar County is trending

We’ve tracked what number of coronavirus circumstances have been confirmed in Bexar County from the time officers started reporting circumstances in March 2020. The graphic under reveals the variety of circumstances since June and charts these day by day case numbers alongside a 7-day transferring common to offer a extra correct image of the general coronavirus case curve in our space and the route we’re trending amid the pandemic.

The day by day San Antonio/Bexar County COVID-19 replace was not held on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

On Sunday night, Metro Health introduced an extra 1,282 coronavirus circumstances in Bexar County. 999 of these had been attributed to a backlog, so 283 circumstances are new. That brings the full of native diagnoses to 112,218.

Two new coronavirus-related deaths had been reported regionally, along with a backlog of 29 fatalities between August and December. In all, 1,510 county residents have died from coronavirus issues.

Hospitalizations additionally proceed to rise within the San Antonio space, with 1,000 COVID-19 sufferers receiving remedy at native services on Sunday. That’s 55 greater than on Wednesday.

Coronavirus in Texas

The complete variety of novel coronavirus circumstances within the state because the pandemic started grew by 8,046 on Sunday, in response to the Texas Department of State Health Services. That complete consists of 6,105 new confirmed circumstances, 1,452 new possible circumstances, and 489 circumstances attributed to backlogs not beforehand reported within the state’s complete (extra particulars could be discovered on the top of this page).

As of Sunday, 1.67 million Texans have been recognized with COVID-19.

State well being authorities additionally reported 51 further virus-related deaths on Sunday. At least 26,472 Texans have died from COVID-19 issues. Meanwhile, the variety of Texans receiving remedy at hospitals for coronavirus signs on Sunday additionally rose to 10,886, which quantities to a distinction of 113 sufferers in comparison with Saturday. 

Meanwhile, the state estimates that 1.346 million Texans have recovered, whereas 279,831 Texans stay unwell with COVID-19.

The newest replace from the Texas Education Agency confirmed that there have been at the very least 90,164 cumulative circumstances amongst employees and college students throughout the state by way of Dec. 13. That quantity contains 57,137 constructive scholar circumstances and 33,027 employees circumstances. More information can be found here.

The TEA releases new information on college circumstances on Fridays.

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Coronavirus signs

The signs of coronavirus could be just like the flu or a foul chilly. Symptoms embrace fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or issue respiration, fatigue, muscle or physique aches, headache, new lack of style or scent sore throat, congestion or runny nostril, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea, in response to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most wholesome individuals could have delicate signs. A research of greater than 72,000 sufferers by the Centers for Disease Control in China confirmed 80 p.c of the circumstances there have been delicate.

But infections may cause pneumonia, extreme acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even loss of life, in response to the World Health Organization. Older individuals with underlying well being circumstances are most in danger.

But infections may cause pneumonia, extreme acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even loss of life, in response to the World Health Organization. Older individuals with underlying well being circumstances are most in danger.

Experts decided there was constant proof these circumstances improve an individual’s threat, no matter age:

  • Chronic kidney illness
  • COPD (power obstructive pulmonary illness)
  • Obesity (BMI of 30 or greater)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from stable organ transplant
  • Serious coronary heart circumstances, comparable to coronary heart failure, coronary artery illness, or cardiomyopathies
  • Sickle cell illness
  • Type 2 diabetes

The CDC believes signs could seem anyplace from two to 14 days after being uncovered.

Human coronaviruses are often unfold… 

  • Between people who find themselves in shut contact with each other (inside about 6 ft).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an contaminated individual coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land within the mouths or noses of people who find themselves close by or presumably be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some latest research have recommended that COVID-19 could also be unfold by people who find themselves not exhibiting signs.

Help cease the unfold of coronavirus

  • Stay dwelling when you find yourself sick.
  • Eat and sleep individually from your loved ones members
  • Use totally different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze together with your arm, not your hand.
  • If you utilize a tissue, throw it within the trash.

Find a Testing Location

City officers advocate getting a COVID-19 take a look at in the event you expertise fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or issue respiration, fatigue, muscle or physique aches, headache, new lack of style or scent, sore throat, congestion or runny nostril, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

A self-screening tool is available to see if you need a test.

San Antonio operates a number of no-cost testing places, together with two walk-up places open Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.:

Cuellar Community Center
5626 San Fernando St.
San Antonio, TX 78237

Ramirez Community Center
1011 Gillette Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78224

Additionally, Freeman Coliseum presents drive-through no-cost testing from Monday by way of Sunday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. An appointment is required and could be made both online or by calling (833) 213-0643.

Here’s a Testing Sites Locator that can assist you discover the testing location closest to you in San Antonio. And here are the dates and times that city-run testing websites might be working over the vacations.

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