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April 14: Data Suggests San Antonio's COVID-19 Peak Could Come Between Late April To Mid-May

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Rob Martinez | Texas Public Radio
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This Post is Archived: Find the newest information on COVID-19 in San Antonio at the links below.

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. 
Other NPR stations that are part of The Texas Newsroom are also live-blogging, including Houston Public Media,  KERA in Dallas and KUT in Austin. 
The statewide coronavirus hotline is 2-1-1, and San Antonio's Metro Health hotline is 210-207-5779.

Here's what we know …

Tuesday, April 14

6:20 p.m. — 815 cases confirmed, data offers information on San Antonio's peak

Officials with the City of San Antonio have confirmed there are now 815 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area.

Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger reported new data on Bexar County suggesting that the area's peak could occur anytime between late April to mid-May. She also said the total number of cases could reach anywhere between 1,100 and 10,000 people.

6 p.m. — Watch today's daily briefing

10 a.m. — 5 more Bexar County Jail inmates test positive

Officials with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said they learned five more inmates in custody at the Bexar County Jail tested positive for COVID-19. A statement said that administration workers within the sheriff’s office are trying to trace the origins of each person who has contracted the illness.

A total of seven inmates, two civilian employees and 14 deputies have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, one Bexar County Facilities maintenance employee and one University Health Systems Nurse assigned to the jail have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement the sheriff’s office said all inmates at the Bexar County Jail have been provided surgical masks and all Bexar County Sheriff’s employees working at the jail are wearing Personal Protective Equipment.

Monday, April 13

6:15 p.m. — 794 confirmed cases in San Antonio area

Mayor Ron Nirenberg said there are now 794 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the San Antonio area.

There are 33 reported deaths related to COVID-19, and 16 of those include residents of the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where there is an outbreak.

There are 135 people in the are who have recovered, according to Metro Health.

Here's a breakdown of available race/ethnicity data on confirmed cases:

Other NPR stations that are part of The Texas Newsroom are also live-blogging, including Houston Public Media,  KERA in Dallas and KUT in Austin

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