Leaders report 1,117 new COVID-19 cases; the positivity rate drops to 9.2%


SAN ANTONIO – Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of San Antonio and County Judge Nelson Wolff Bexar briefed the community on their local response to COVID-19 in their Monday evening briefing.

Nirenberg reported a total of 81,174 COVID-19 cases and 1,357 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,117 new cases from Monday. No new deaths were reported today.

The seven-day moving average of cases was 832. According to Nirenberg, the average number of cases in early November was around 200.

City officials also reported that 587 patients were hospitalized, 182 in the intensive care unit and 99 in the ventilator. 14% of staffed beds and 68% of fans are available.

The positivity rate stands at 9.2%, up from 10% last week. Wolff said he would close bars again if the positivity rate for two consecutive weeks was 10%.

The risk level of COVID-19 in the area is now “deteriorating”.

COVID-19 RISK LEVEL: week 20/11/2020
COVID-19 RISK LEVEL: week 20/11/2020 (COSA / Bexar County)

Dr. Anita Kurian, deputy director of the Metropolitan Health District, said Metro Health has released new health recommendations to withhold indoor meals and gatherings as cases soar in the area. (Read the recommendations below or click here.)

Nirenberg calls people to donate blood. He said the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center has a 3-day supply, but the organization is working on a 7-day supply to meet demand.

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