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June 5: San Antonio To Stop Daily Briefings, Will Hold Biweekly Instead

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff prepare for their nightly briefing to the public on COVID-19 as they are joined by Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and County Judge Nelson Wolff have been holding daily COVID-19 briefings for the past few months. Starting this week, the briefings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:13 p.m. instead.

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. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley.

Friday, June 5

7:30 p.m. — 3,143 cases confirmed

According to Metro Health, there are now 3,143 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Antonio. The death toll stands at 78.

There are 37 people currently in the ICU and 19 on ventilators.

Thursday, June 4

6:24 p.m. — Cases surpass 3,000

Mayor Ron Nirenberg reported 3,018 cases, up 65 from yesterday. Of those cases, 24 are from the community, one is a staff member from the county jail, and one is from congregate settings. The additional 39 are pending determination.

There are no new deaths, and the toal stands at 78.

In local hospitals, there are 93 positive cases, 36 people in intensive care and 19 people on ventilators.

County Judge Nelson Wolff said the court system will change drastically and more details will come next week.

The COVID-19 briefings will no longer be daily; instead, they will be held at 6:13 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will still be broadcasted live.

Dawn Emerick, Director of Metro Health, encouraged protest-goers get tested for COVID-19, especially if they do not wear a mask.

6:10 p.m. — Watch today's daily briefing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines

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