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The numbers of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and other people hospitalized with the illness in Bexar County are growing at alarming rates, officers stated Wednesday, urging residents to stay to the rules really helpful by well being professionals.
“We’re coming into a second wave,” stated Daybreak Emerick, director of Metro Well being. “The spike we’re seeing now .. there’s an affiliation, maybe, with Memorial Day weekend.”
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Mayor Ron Nirenberg famous there have been 192 new circumstances Thursday, pushing the full to three,840 individuals with the lethal virus, up from 3,648 reported Wednesday.
That enhance will not be as a result of a backlog, Emerick stated.
The variety of deaths rose to 82, with two new deaths reported Thursday on the day by day city-county briefing.
Testing for COVID-19 is now obtainable to everybody, with or with out signs. Folks over 60 and with underlying well being dangers corresponding to hypertension or diabetes are inspired to be examined.
For extra info, name 311 or town’s COVID-19 hotline, 210-207-5779, or e-mail COVIDemail@example.com.
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