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

Nirenberg reported 203,191 total COVID-19 cases and 3,076 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 210 new cases as of Thursday. Three new deaths were reported today.

The 7-day rolling average is 179.

City officials also reported that 188 patients are hospitalized, 69 are in the intensive care unit and 39 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available.

Nirenberg said 434,611 people have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 243,317 are fully vaccinated in Bexar County.

The mayor said the city has not made a decision on whether traditional Easter camping at the park will be allowed this year.


RELATED: Metro Health to make 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments available Thursday at 7 p.m.

The city will prioritize those who are most vulnerable. Starting Monday, anyone 80 or older is encouraged to visit the Alamodome in the afternoon Monday through Saturday to get a vaccine without an appointment.


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