BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — We're tracking the latest numbers from the coronavirus pandemic as well as the vaccine efforts in San Antonio and across Texas.
Vaccine Progress in Bexar County
The following numbers are provided by San Antonio Metro Health. A full breakdown can be found here.
- 1,073,367 Bexar County residents have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, representing 64.6 percent of the county's population eligible to receive a vaccination.
- 834,259 Bexar County residents are fully vaccinated, representing 50.2 percent of the county's population eligible to receive a vaccination.
- 239,108 Bexar County residents have not yet received their second vaccine dose.
The CDC states that "when a high percentage of the community is immune to a disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness)," that community will have reached herd immunity, "making the spread of this disease from person to person unlikely."
The City of San Antonio breaks down the vaccination rates by zip code on Metro Health's Vaccination Statistics page. As of Monday, June 8, the zip code with the highest vaccination rate was 78015, with 92.23 percent of people who have had at least one dose. The zip code with the lowest vaccination rate is 78108 with a vaccination rate of 14.12 percent of people with at least one dose.
Across Texas, 13.064 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. In total, the state has administered 22.848 million vaccine doses, as of June 7. Texas is in the middle of the pack among the rest of the states, with between 35 to 49 percent of its population fully vaccinated, as of June 7:
Latest Coronavirus Numbers
Here are the latest numbers reported by Bexar County and state officials:
Bexar County (data as of Thursday, June 3):
- 110 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of cases to 224,084
- 4 new deaths were reported, raising the county's death toll to 3,486
- 140 patients currently hospitalized; of those, 23 are on ventilators and 41 are in intensive care.
Metro Health reports new data at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Texas (data as of Thursday, June 3):
- 1,862 cases reported, including 1,078 new confirmed, 455 new probable, and 329 backlogged cases. More than 2.947 million Texans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
- 58 additional deaths were reported, raising the statewide death toll from virus complications to 50,544.
- 1,566 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized across Texas, as of Thursday.
More county case information is available through the Texas Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard.
Bexar County COVID-19 Trends
This week's update of the Warning Signs and Progress Indicators for Bexar County saw Bexar County holding steady at the low-risk level for another week. The positivity rate rose slightly over the last week from 1.3% to 1.4%, as of Tuesday, June 1.
The county's seven-day moving average of daily COVID-19 is 110 cases per day. That number is down 26 over last week.
The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea, 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.
Experts determined there was consistent evidence these conditions increase a person's risk, regardless of age:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.
Human coronaviruses are usually spread...
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
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.
Find a Testing Location
City officials recommend getting a COVID-19 test if you experience fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
Here's a Testing Sites Locator to help you find the testing location closest to you in San Antonio.