Metro Well being medical director paints grim photo amid COVID-19 hospitalization surge in Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County and San Antonio leaders are looking at a surge in hospitalizations and much more people obtaining analyzed amid an improve of COVID-19 cases in our place and across the point out.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg mentioned all through Tuesday night’s COVID-19 briefing that there were 209 people today admitted to the healthcare facility within just the previous 24 hours, 24 of which have been pediatric circumstances.

See today’s COVID-19 quantities and what to know about the latest rise in San Antonio and bordering places listed here.

Nirenberg reported he uncovered Monday that the state had requested for refrigerated vehicles weeks in the past to keep bodies of persons who have succumed to COVID-19. He explained it was indicative of what the state expects, presented the current court battles throughout the point out around mask mandates and vaccine hesitancy.

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The mayor continued to press widespread-sense COVID-19 precautions, like masks, social distancing, vaccines and other steps.

Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez says the Fusion Centre is seeing an typical of about 100 sufferers a day. He stated the antibody treatment can with any luck , reduce some individuals from owning to go to the clinic.

San Antonio Metropolitan Health and fitness District Director Claude Jacob reported the city’s facilities have plenty of capability for screening, and the town is very well-outfitted to test additional men and women, if wanted.

Dr. Junda Woo, health care director of Metro Wellbeing, agreed and stated the severity of the pandemic will depend on the actions people today just take now. She said based on how vaccination prices development, and if correct safeguards are taken, it could signify the variation concerning months of much more cases to arrive or years if conditions do not make improvements to.

“It’s nevertheless limited,” Woo stated. “… Do we want to be in this for yet another handful of months? Or do we want to be in the pandemic for an additional yr or a lot more? A large amount of it relies upon on how a lot we get vaccinated now and acquire these steps, like putting on a mask. If we get to the place another variant goes no cost the way the Delta variant has with the amount of unvaccinated persons we have, this is not likely to end whenever soon.”

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