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A 30-year-old man has died from coronavirus at Methodist Hospital after attending a “COVID-19 party” in San Antonio. The event was intended to test the validity of the virus’s spread.

 Students leave the classroom to work in the computer lab at Mata Intermediate School.
Pu Ying Huang | The Texas Tribune

Teachers like Jennifer Boyer have become the rope in a political tug of war over reopening Texas schools.

While record numbers of Texans are hospitalized and dying from COVID-19, the question of whether teachers will be pulled back into classrooms next fall, willing or not, has spawned pitched national and local battles over the safety of restarting in-person public education.

In addition to COVID-19 case numbers, Texas Public Radio is updating information on 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.

Click here to read the latest updates in English.

Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19" aquí.

Además de los números de casos de COVID-19, Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre qué medidas están tomando los negocios locales, cómo puede usted ayudar a quienes lo necesitan y qué puede hacer para entretenerse en

Matthew Campos stands in an empty parking lot at Northwest Vista College, a Bexar County polling place, during the election on Nov. 5, 2019.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A lack of workers willing to run polling sites as Texas continues to report record coronavirus infections is forcing election officials in two major counties to scale back plans for the July 14 primary runoff elections.

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As coronavirus cases surge in Bexar County and hospitals near capacity, U.S. Representatives Lloyd Doggett and Joaquin Castro are urging Brooke Army Medical Center to do more to help.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Just a week into the month of July, San Antonio saw 3,815 new cases of COVID-19. In comparison, the area saw just 481 new cases in the first week of June. With the state's reopening and Memorial Day weekend, among other things, the daily case average has skyrocketed.

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This post was updated on Wednesday, July 8, at 4:15 p.m. 

The San Antonio Food Bank continues to be a lifeline for San Antonio families experiencing food insecurity due to economic fallout of COVID-19 — many of whom had never previously received assistance — but is in urgent need of volunteers to maintain full distribution efforts.