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Bexar County Vaccine Progress | Nearly 75% of people have had at least one vaccine dose

KENS 5 is tracking the latest numbers from the coronavirus pandemic as well as the vaccine efforts in San Antonio and across Texas.

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.

Need a vaccine appointment? Click here for the latest information on local vaccine distribution with our ongoing Vaccine Tracker.

Vaccine Progress in Bexar County

The following numbers are provided by San Antonio Metro Health. A full breakdown can be found here.

  • 1,224,955 Bexar County residents have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, representing 73.7 percent of the county's population eligible to receive a vaccination.
  • 993,844 Bexar County residents are fully vaccinated, representing 59.8 percent of the county's population eligible to receive a vaccination.
  • 231,000 Bexar County residents have not yet received their second vaccine dose.
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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 Wednesday, June 30, the zip code with the highest vaccination rate was 78257, with 94.97 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 14.47 percent of people with at least one dose.

Across Texas, 11,895,233 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. In total, the state has administered 24,778,263 million vaccine doses, as of June 30. Texas is in the middle of the pack among the rest of the states, with between 37 to 53 percent of its population fully vaccinated, as of June 30:

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Latest Coronavirus Numbers

Here are the latest numbers reported by Bexar County and state officials:

Bexar County (data as of Wednesday, June 30):

  • The 7-day moving average of new cases is 106, and the total number of cases to 226,404 
  • 0 new deaths were reported,and the county's death toll stands 3,627, confirmed by Metro Health.
  • 119 patients currently hospitalized; of those, 23 are on ventilators and 40 are in intensive care.

Metro Health reports new data at 4 p.m. every Wednesday.

Texas (data as of Wednesday, June 30):

  • 1,933 cases reported, including 912 new confirmed, 347 new probable, and 674 backlogged cases. More than 2.947 million Texans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 32 additional deaths were reported, raising the statewide death toll from virus complications to 51,092.
  • 1,527 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized across Texas, as of Wednesday.

More county case information is available through the Texas Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard.

   

Coronavirus symptoms

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.

A self-screening tool is available to see if you need a test.

Here's a Testing Sites Locator to help you find the testing location closest to you in San Antonio.