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Coronavirus SA Timeline: June 2

Facts not fear: KENS 5 is tracking the latest headlines and updates about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

SAN ANTONIO — These are the facts:

  • There have been at least 66,568 cases of coronavirus in Texas and 1,698  reported deaths from COVID-19 as of 3:45 p.m. on June 2, according to Texas HHS. It is estimated that 44,517 Texans have recovered from the virus.
  • City and county leaders say there are 2,882 confirmed positive cases in Bexar County as of 6:13 p.m. on June 2. A total of 75 people have died from the coronavirus in the county.
  • Governor Abbott's order for a "phased in" reopening of the Texas economy got underway Friday, May 1, and further phases are expected. You can find more information about that here.
  • Per city orders, most San Antonians are being asked to wear a mask or cloth covering in public areas where social distancing is difficult or not possible. Click here for more information.


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We're tracking how many coronavirus cases are confirmed in Bexar County each day from the time San Antonio Metro Health began reporting cases more than two months ago. Graphing those daily case numbers along a 14-day moving average provides an accurate picture of the curve in the San Antonio area and the direction we're heading amid the coronavirus.

Tuesday, June 2

6:13 p.m.

City and county leaders say there are 2,882 confirmed positive cases in Bexar County. A total of 75 people have died from the coronavirus in the county.

4:15 p.m.

Texas reported 1,688 more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total number of known cases to 66,568. In the last week, the state reported an average of 1,273 new cases per day.

The state has reported 20 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 1,698. In the last week, the state reported an average 22 additional deaths per day. 

Click here for a full breakdown of the numbers.

3:00 p.m.

Demonstrations over the death of George Floyd have brought thousands of people into close contact with each other in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, leading politicians and health experts to warn that they may hasten the spread of a disease that has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 Americans 

Read more: Protesters’ anger outweighed their fear of getting sick

11:02 a.m. 

Comal County officials have confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus, its largest one-day total to date. This brings the county's total to 79.

8:42 a.m.

It is important to help children understand what the social distancing requirements are, and why they are necessary. Holistic child psychologist Dr. Nicole Beurkens for some tips on how to do that:

  • Hopscotch or chalk obstacle course on the sidewalk
  • Outdoor dance party or Freeze Dance
  • Jump rope
  • Simon Says
  • Take turns adding to a collaborative chalk drawing
  • Picnic on the lawn
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Darts with a target in each yard

3:39 a.m.

Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe? No, not completely. They can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections but shouldn’t be the only safety measure employers take. But some employers are following White House guidelines to screen workers for a fever with daily temperature checks to help prevent the spread of infections

Monday, June 1

6:13 p.m.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg reported that an additional 9 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Bexar County on June 1, bringing the total to 2,839. Meanwhile, 1 new death from COVID-19 complications was reported, bringing the local death toll to 75. In all, 60% of Bexar County residents who have tested positive have recovered from the virus.

1:30 p.m.

There have been four additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District in Central Texas. The total number of active cases in Brazos County is 285. 

Currently, there are 15 hospitalized and 183 recovered cases.

11:30 a.m.

Comal County reported it's 100th case of coronavirus in the county. Here is the full breakdown of numbers released by the county on Monday:

  • 3,076 tests conducted
  • 100 positive tests
  • 2,922 negative tests
  • 54 results still pending

Of the 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Comal County, the location breakdown is:

  • 46 from New Braunfels or the immediate area
  • 15 from north of Canyon Lake
  • 13 from the Bulverde area
  • 7 from eastern Comal County
  • 5 from the Spring Branch area
  • 4 from south of Canyon Lake
  • 3 from Garden Ridge
  • 2 from Fair Oaks Ranch
  • 2 from southwest Comal County
  • 2 from central Comal County
  • 1 from Schertz

7:45 a.m.

There have been 1,790,191 reported cases of coronavirus in the United States as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The 104,383 people have died related to the coronavirus.

3:40 a.m.

As local leaders are pleading for more federal aid, the Senate resumes session Monday with no immediate plans to consider a fresh round of relief. The House's staggering $3 trillion package is mothballed in the Senate, where Republicans are focused instead on trimming unemployment benefits and getting Americans back to work. Quick action by Congress is skidding to a halt.

12:00 AM

Studies have shown COVID-19 can survive on surfaces, like a tabletop. But the CDC’s updated messaging on COVID-19 and surfaces clarifies that just because we could get the virus from these surfaces, doesn't mean that’s actually happening. The organization also emphasizes that the main way COVID-19 is spread is person-to-person.


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Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

Help stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.

Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • The CDC recommends wearing a mask or cloth face covering if you have to be out due to an essential service or essential activity such as going to the grocery store.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.