This article will be updated throughout the week with coronavirus case counts and other need-to-know information about the pandemic in San Antonio.
COVID-19 updates: The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 1,684 new coronavirus cases Saturday — 563 fewer than reported the day before. The seven-day rolling average stood at 1,806 Saturday, decreasing by 165.
But the health authority also reported 18 new deaths Saturday, after two days of 17 deaths each. In one week, 176 people have died with COVID-19.
COVID-19 updates: The coronavirus continues to pose a serious threat to San Antonio as local officials reported 2,247 new cases and 17 more deaths Friday. For now, the city’s risk level is classified as “severe.” That’s right below the worst possible level of “critical.”
COVID-19 updates: On Thursday, officials reported 2,507 new infections, pushing the seven-day average for daily new cases to 2,063.
COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 17 more people in San Antonio, adding to the growing death toll from the latest coronavirus surge. Thousands more are still actively ill with the virus.
COVID-19 updates: For the first time this year, new COVID-19 cases in San Antonio have fallen to fewer than 1,000. Officials reported 850 new cases on Wednesday — a precipitous decline from the 2,395 cases recorded on Tuesday.
The relentless pandemic continued to exact a grim toll in Bexar County, killing 18 more residents over the last two weeks.
COVID-19 updates: San Antonio surpassed 150,000 coronavirus cases Tuesday as the winter surge of COVID-19 kills more residents and threatens to cripple area hospitals.
Officials reported 2,395 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, pushing the total since the pandemic began in March to 152,231. Ten more people have died of COVID-19, officials reported Tuesday. The youngest was a white man in his 30s.
1,281 new cases Monday, three deaths: At the start of January, hospitals were caring for 1,100 patients, 328 of whom needed intensive care and 178 relied on ventilators to breathe. Those figures have soared since then: Hospitals on Monday were caring for 437 patients who needed intensive care and 260 relying on ventilators to breathe.
Patients with COVID-19 now make up nearly 38 percent of all those hospitalized in San Antonio — more than double the 15-percent threshold that triggers the business occupancy restrictions and bar closures.
Area hospitals were caring for 1,520 patients with COVID-19 on Monday — 253 more than the record set this summer, when state leaders shut down bars and mandated masks to stave off the virus.