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Authorities report 483 new COVID-19 cases, two new virus-related deaths

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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolfe updated the community on Thursday night’s daily briefing on their local response to COVID-19.

Nirenberg reported a total of 71,377 COVID-19 cases and a total of 1,309 deaths in Bexar County. This is an increase of 483 new cases as of Thursday. Two new deaths have been reported today.

The 7-day moving average of cases is 321.

City officials also reported that 440 patients were hospitalized, 153 were in the intensive care unit, and 65 were on ventilator. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 69% of ventilators available.

According to Nirenberg, he has been hospitalized 72 times in the last 24 hours. He also said that the San Antonio hospital currently has 61 COVID-19 patients from El Paso.

Hospitalizations are not increasing as early as in the summer, according to Wolff. He also said the hospital has more treatments available to help patients before their symptoms worsen.

Nirenberg said the blood supply was dangerously low and urged people to give blood to save lives.

Dr. Colleen Bridger, city assistant manager and interim director of metro health, states that there are 15 testing sites in the city, all of which are functioning properly. She said there were a record number of tests, but the city hasn’t experienced any shortages or backlogs.

“Things are in good shape,” said Bridger.

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