San Antonio Assistant City Manager and interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night.
Bridger reported 69,404 total COVID-19 cases and 1,293 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday, an increase of 390 new cases. Six new deaths were reported today.
The 7-day moving average of cases is 300.
Bridger said cases across the U.S. are spreading three times faster than in the San Antonio area due to the COVID-19 precautions the community is taking locally.
City officials also reported that 353 patients are hospitalized, 126 are in the intensive care unit and 61 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 65% of ventilators available.
Bridger said there were 32 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. She said there are currently 62 COVID-19 patients from El Paso in San Antonio hospitals, an increase of one patient since Tuesday.
Wolff said 2,843 COVID-19 tests were administered Friday at 11 different locations in the area.
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