SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night.

Nirenberg reported 199,431 total COVID-19 cases and 2,861 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 366 new cases as of Thursday. Five new deaths were reported today.

The 7-day rolling average is 186.

City officials also reported that 240 patients are hospitalized, 104 are in the intensive care unit and 63 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 66% of ventilators available.

There were 42 hospital admissions within the last 24 hours.

Nirenberg said more than 319,000 people have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 184,000 are fully vaccinated.

Those in Phase 1C eligibility group will be able to get a vaccine starting March 15. Click here to learn more.

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Officials encourage people to sign up for vaccine text alerts to find out when appointments will open up again. See below for details:

City of San Antonio sets up COVID-19 vaccine text alert system. (KSAT)

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