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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff briefed the community on the local response to COVID-19 on Tuesday night.
Nirenberg reported 75,718 COVID-19 cases and 1,337 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 1,112 new cases on Tuesday. Two new deaths were reported today.
The 7-day moving average of the cases was 669.
“People, these numbers are now rising exponentially,” the mayor said.
City officials also reported that 513 patients were hospitalized, 173 in the intensive care unit, and 86 on a ventilator. 11% of staffed beds and 67% of fans are available.
Nirenberg said there have been 80 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.
Nirenberg also said the city is stepping up the execution of the governor’s instructions and will not issue warnings. According to him, the license to use the XTC Cabaret San Antonio has been revoked due to a continuous violation of the order.
School risk levels are “moderate” this week.
“Schools are very close to being in the red,” Nirenberg warned.
Leaders are asking people not to gather with people outside their households to help reduce the spread this holiday season.
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