SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Metro Health announced on its twitter account Wednesday morning that a 17th case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Bexar County.
More information on the most recent cases was not immediately available.
Bexar County also added two cases on Tuesday, bringing the number to 15. Now at 17, the number of cases has increased by nearly 50 percent since the week before.
Health officials have called this year's West Nile virus outbreak the worst in U.S. history, with the bulk of cases coming out of Texas.
At least 50 people have reportedly died from the West Nile virus in Texas, which accounts for more than half the virus-related deaths in the country.
Two more West Nile-related deaths were reported in North Texas on Tuesday.
There have been only two West Nile-related deaths in Bexar County.