Bexar County COVID-19 positivity fee drops to 10.6% leaders credit history a lot more group tests

Positivity charge drops, hospitalizations down

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped three factors to 10.6% this week, and regional leaders are crediting additional screening to determine cases previously.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg claimed for the duration of Tuesday night’s briefing that hospitalizations were being slightly down when as opposed to very last 7 days. He reported some COVID-19 warning indicators are little by little setting up to transfer in the suitable way, and extra tests is aiding folks get motion a lot quicker.

“We’ve obtained to stay quite vigilant right now,” Nirenberg said.

COVID-19 hazard degree: “Severe” for week of Aug. 31 (COSA/Bexar County)

See today’s COVID-19 numbers and what to know about the most current increase in San Antonio and bordering locations below.


There ended up 191 new admissions to community hospitals inside the final 24 hours, in accordance to Nirenberg. He said 86% of clients in local hospitals are unvaccinated.

There are 27 little ones in space hospitals, the mayor reported.

COVID-19 and colleges

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff states he’s nevertheless involved about bacterial infections at faculties after the Texas Supreme Courtroom quickly struck down the mask mandate for universities in the county. He thanked school districts that are continue to sticking by their mask mandates.

Vaccines progress

San Antonio Metro Health Director Claude Jacob reported 67% of the eligible population is absolutely vaccinated. He stated the county has produced nominal progress in terms of vaccination, and Metro Health and fitness is ramping up a lot more messaging.

“We’re not out of the woods by any extend of the creativity,” Jacob said.


Labor Working day

With Labor Working day weekend nearing, Nirenberg is asking men and women attending gatherings to program in advance. He prompt meeting outdoor, packaging specific meals and masking up close to others not in your home.


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