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COVID-19 HOTLINE- 210.207.5779 OR EMAIL COVID-19@SANANTONIO.GOV

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210.207.5779.

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Email questions or requests for presentations to COVID-19@sanantonio.gov

***Please note this email is not intended to seek healthcare advice. Questions regarding symptoms will not be responded to through this email.

MAYOR’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND BEXAR COUNTY EXECUTIVE ORDER

Mayor’s Emergency Declaration No. 5. San Antonio, Texas 3/23/2020

Executive Order NW-05 Bexar County, Texas 4/6/2020

DHS Guidance On Essential Workers   U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3/19/2020

Effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Mayor Nirenberg ordered all individuals living within the City of San Antonio to stay home and only leave their homes to perform allowed activities. Some of these activities include: securing healthcare, purchasing food and basic supplies, exercising outdoors, and working to provide these basic services to the public.

ENFORCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARATION

TOTAL – 4/6/2020 ONLY TOTAL – DECLARATION PERIOD
DSD CCDO HEALTH SAPD TOTAL DSD CCDO HEALTH SAPD TOTAL
Number of Calls
Received
73 18 27 46 164 838 372 315 433 1,958
Violations Observed
(total locations)
31 8 20 4 63 500 248 246 144 1,138
Warnings Issued 31 8 20 4 63 500 248 246 144 1,138
Citations Issued 1 0 1 0 2 8 6 5 4 23
No Violation
Observed
42 10 7 42 101 338 124 69 289 820

COVID-19 CASE AND TESTING INFORMATION

SURVEILLANCE IN BEXAR COUNTY
CASE STATUS AND SOURCE OF EXPOSURE NUMBER PERCENT
Total Confirmed cases Bexar County* 503
Travel-related 124 24.7%
Close contact 179 35.6%
Community transmission 150 29.8%
Under investigation 50 9.9%

*Includes public, commercial, and military laboratory results
Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM

CONFIRMED CASES BY GENDER
GENDER NUMBER % OF CASES
Male 237 47%
Female 266 53%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM

CONFIRMED CASES BY AGE GROUP*
AGE GROUP
(IN YEARS)
NUMBER % OF CASES
0-19 17 3.4%
20-29 70 14.0%
30-39 72 14.4%
40-49 98 19.6%
50-59 88 17.6%
60-69 85 17.0%
70-79 43 8.6%
80-89 24 4.8%
90-99 3 0.6%
100-109 1 0.2%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM
*Based on available data; additional cases are under review

CONFIRMED CASES BY RACE/ETHNICITY*
RACE/ETHNICITY NUMBER % OF CASES
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0.2%
Asian 13 2.8%
Black 69 15.0%
White 159 34.5%
Hispanic 216 46.9%
Other 3 0.7%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM
*Missing information has been excluded from the percentage calculation
Demographic breakdown in Bexar County is 60% Hispanic, 7% Black, 30% White, and 3% other

COVID-19 CASE STATUS
CASE STATUS NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Recovered 77 15.3%
Still Ill 408 81.1%
Deceased 18 3.6%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM

MEDICAL VISIT TYPE*
MEDICAL VISIT TYPE NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Drive Through 51 10%
Clinic/Provider 167 34%
Urgent Care/
Emergency Department/Hospital
275 56%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM
*Based on completed data; additional cases are under review

DEATH CASES BY GENDER
GENDER NUMBER % OF CASES
Male 9 50%
Female 9 50%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM

DEATH CASES BY AGE GROUP
AGE GROUP
(IN YEARS)
NUMBER % OF CASES
0-19 0 0
20-29 0 0
30-39 0 0
40-49 2 11.11%
50-59 3 16.67%
60-69 3 16.67%
70-79 1 5.56%
80-89 8 44.44%
90-99 1 5.55%
100-109 0 0

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM

EVER HOSPITALIZED (N=451*)
NUMBER PERCENT
Not Hospitalized 344 76%
Ever Hospitalized 107 24%

*Based on completed data; additional cases are under review

HOSPITALIZATION CHARACTERISTICS*
NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Ever Hospitalized 107
ICU 54 50%
Mechanical Ventilator 29 27%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM
*Based on completed data; additional cases are under review

ALL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE
STAFFED BEDS
AVAILABLE
PERCENTAGE
4807 2050 43%
VENTILATORS AVAILABLE
VENTILATORS
AVAILABLE
PERCENTAGE
728 516 71%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM

TESTING BY METRO HEALTH AND OTHER LABORATORIES

Based on available data, there are 4,214 COVID-19 test results to date for Bexar County.

  • This includes 762 lab tests performed by the Metro Health lab.
  • This includes 3,452 lab tests conducted by other labs.

Note: The table below shows test results received from both Metro Health and private labs for Bexar County. Metro Health believes this is an underestimate. Given that the positivity rate for tests in both Bexar County and the State of Texas has consistently been in the 10 percent range, a better estimate of the total number of tests would be to multiply the current number of positive tests by 10.

ALL TESTS PERFORMED* BEXAR COUNTY**
TEST RESULTS NUMBER PERCENT NUMBER PERCENT
Negative 4,075 88.4% 3,712 88.1%
Positive 527 11.4% 492 11.7%
Inconclusive 10 0.2% 10 0.2%
Total tested 4,612 100.0% 4,214 100.0%

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM
* Laboratories Include: Metro Health, University Health System (UHS), Methodist Healthcare System, LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, Clinical Pathology Laboratories, BioReference, Med Fusion, Baylor Scott & White Memorial Temple, Chattahoochee Physicians Laboratory Services
**Number of test results for those in Bexar County

CONFIRMED CASES BY ZIP CODE
1-4 CASES 5-8 CASES 9-12 CASES 13-16 CASES 17-20 CASES 21+ CASES
  • 78015
  • 78073
  • 78112
  • 78148
  • 78152
  • 78202
  • 78205
  • 78208
  • 78210
  • 78213
  • 78214
  • 78217
  • 78224
  • 78225
  • 78227
  • 78234
  • 78237
  • 78238
  • 78252
  • 78255
  • 78256
  • 78006
  • 78023
  • 78101
  • 78154
  • 78201
  • 78211
  • 78216
  • 78219
  • 78221
  • 78223
  • 78231
  • 78232
  • 78233
  • 78236
  • 78239
  • 78242
  • 78244
  • 78247
  • 78257
  • 78258
  • 78260
  • 78261
  • 78207
  • 78212
  • 78218
  • 78220
  • 78228
  • 78229
  • 78230
  • 78248
  • 78253
  • 78259
  • 78109
  • 78240
  • 78249
  • 78250
  • 78251
  • 78254
  • 78209
  • 78245
  • 78222

Posted on 4/7/2020 at 7:00 PM

 

INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Social Distancing example

Social distancing means remaining out of crowded public places were close contact with others may occur. Avoid mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.

TRANSMISSION

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads,

SYMPTOMS

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

PREVENTION

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • 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.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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RESPONSE PLAN FOR RESPIRATORY VIRUSES

Respiratory Viruses Response Plan:  The Response Plan for Respiratory Viruses Having Pandemic Potential describes appropriate virus surveillance activities and responses for different levels of virus and other activity detected. The plan provides response activities for programs within Bexar County and the City of San Antonio along with planning partners.

Respiratory Viruses Plan – San Antonio Metro Health 3/27/2020

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**Special thanks to the City of San Antonio for providing  this information**

https://www.sanantonio.gov/health/news/alerts/coronavirus

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