Coronavirus updates: 881 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as cases surge in S.A.

mySA.com Staff, Priscilla Aguirre, Madalyn Mendoza

Mayor Ron Nirenberg adjusts his mask as he takes a phone call. The mayor, City Council and city officials met at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to go over issues pertaining to the budget , on Friday, June, 26, 2020.

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Mayor Ron Nirenberg adjusts his mask as he takes a phone call. The mayor, City Council and city officials met at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to go over issues pertaining to the budget , on Friday, June,

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Photo: Bob Owen, Staff-photographer / San Antonio Express-News

Photo: Bob Owen, Staff-photographer / San Antonio Express-News

Mayor Ron Nirenberg adjusts his mask as he takes a phone call. The mayor, City Council and city officials met at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to go over issues pertaining to the budget , on Friday, June, 26, 2020.

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Mayor Ron Nirenberg adjusts his mask as he takes a phone call. The mayor, City Council and city officials met at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to go over issues pertaining to the budget , on Friday, June,

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Photo: Bob Owen, Staff-photographer / San Antonio Express-News

Coronavirus updates: 881 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as cases surge in S.A.

This article will be updated throughout the week with coronavirus case counts and other need-to-know information about the pandemic in San Antonio. 

JUNE 29

Coronavirus updates: San Antonio officials reported 650 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as the virus’ rapid spread continued to put pressure on area hospitals. The confirmed new cases brought the county’s total to 10,797. San Antonio-area hospitals were treating 881 COVID-19 patients, an increase of 79 since Sunday.

Half of S.A.’s COVID-19 cases confirmed in June: “Good Morning America” pointed out that more than half of the city’s cases were reported in June. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the current situation is a “stark difference” from previous months, when he said the city had one of the lowest infection rates per capita.

USAA delaying office reopening: The San Antonio insurance and financial services company informed employees last week that the bulk of its 35,000-person workforce will continue to work from home through Dec. 31, instead of Sept. 1 as originally planned. USAA employs 19,000 people in San Antonio.

H-E-B employees positive: Twenty-four H-E-B employees in San Antonio tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend. In June alone, more than 100 S.A. grocery employees had been infected with COVID-19, including the 24 cases this past weekend.

Cases surpass 10,000: San Antonio coronavirus cases continued to rise exponentially Sunday, topping 10,000 as local hospitals scramble to find enough hospital beds and nurses to care for the wave of new patients in the last two weeks.

JUNE 28

Pence in Dallas: “This is all hands on deck,” Vice President Mike Pence said during a June 28 meeting with Abbott and White House coronavirus expert Dr. Deborah Birx at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “President Trump wanted us to be here today with the developments over the last two weeks — with the rising positivity and the rising number of cases — with a very simple message that is to you and the people of Texas: We’re with you and we’re going to stay with you.”

TRACKING COVID-19: Maps and graphics show the spread of the virus through San Antonio and Texas.


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