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Officials See Slight Decline In Bexar County Covid-19 Hospitalizations. Risk Level Now Moderate.

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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.

Latest Covid-19 Data

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced there are 11221 new cases of Covid 19 in the state as of Saturday. 317 new fatalities were also reported. 12246 persons are hospitalized across the state.

In Bexar County the latest hospitalization numbers continue to slowly improve. The overall Covid 19 risk level in Bexar County is now described as moderate and improving.
Almost 60% of Bexar County's eligible population are fully vaccinated.

Weekend COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups

There are several pop-up clinics providing the COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio this weekend. The Metro Health clinics will also order flu shot vaccines. Information on the $100 H-E-B gift cards can be found here.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Asbury United Methodist Church
4601 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
9 – 11 a.m. Pfizer

503 Castroville Rd
San Antonio, TX 78237
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pfizer
Provider: UTHSCSA

LULAC Youth at Grace Lutheran Church
504 Ave E
San Antonio, TX 78215
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pfizer, J&J and Flu
Provider: Metro Health

Center for Refugee Services 2nd Dose Day at St Francis Episcopal Church
4242 Bluemel Rd
San Antonio, TX 78240
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pfizer, J&J and Flu
Provider: Metro Health

Sunday, Sept. 19

St. Paul Catholic Church
350 Sutton Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pfizer and J&J
Provider: UIW

Latest Bexar County Updates

There were 810 new cases reported on Friday, bringing the area’s total caseload to 303,964 since March 2020. About 835 new cases have been reported every day in the last week on average.

There are 894 people hospitalized locally with the virus as of Friday, including 323 in intensive care and 220 on ventilators.

More than 87.8% of the city’s eligible population has received at least 1 dose, and 71.7% are fully vaccinated. The eligible population includes people over the age of 12.

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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