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More than 4,650 San Antonians have died from COVID-19

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Aquí para español.

This blog is updated every weekday. It includes the latest COVID-19 data from San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District, which is updated weekly on Wednesdays, as well as statewide reporting from The Texas Newsroom.

More than 4,650 San Antonio community members have died from the virus.

There are 305 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in San Antonio. Hospital stress has improved overall, but there are still about 6,200 active cases in the community, including 210 new cases reported Monday.

More than 318,000 cases have been reported in the area since March 2020. City officials reported a new vaccination milestone this week, as more than 75% of eligible residents have been fully vaccinated.

Here’s where you can get vaccinated in San Antonio this week:

Tuesday, Oct. 19

  • University United Methodist Church (North Campus) from 4-8 p.m. (Pfizer and J&J)
  • Antioch Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pfizer)

Wednesday, Oct. 20 – No clinics scheduled

The city’s Alamodome site is open Wednesday through Fridays from noon to 8 p.m. and administers the Pfizer vaccine. All Metro Health pop-up clinics provide Pfizer booster shots. Additionally, all Metro Health clinics, except the Alamodome, offer the flu vaccine.

Click here for more information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio (aquí para español).

TPR's coverage of COVID-19 in San Antonio, surrounding counties, and the Rio Grande Valley, including Spanish language news, is made possible in part by Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

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