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COVID-19 OUTBREAK- INFORMATION IS CURRENT AS OF 3/26/2020  (7:00 PM)

There is an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China in December 2019 and has now been detected in almost 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization named the disease Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

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

Executive Order NW-03  Bexar County, Texas 3/23/2020

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

COVID-19 CASE AND TESTING INFORMATION

SURVEILLANCE IN BEXAR COUNTY
CASE STATUS AND SOURCE OF EXPOSURE NUMBER PERCENT
Total Confirmed cases Bexar County 113
Travel-related 43 38%
Close contact 15 13%
Community transmission 39 35%
Under investigation 16 14%
Deaths 5

Posted on 3/26/2020 at 7:00 PM

CONFIRMED CASES BY GENDER
GENDER NUMBER
OF CASES
% OF CASES
Male 66 58%
Female 47 42%

Posted on 3/26/2020 at 7:00 PM

CONFIRMED CASES BY AGE GROUP
AGE GROUP
(IN YEARS)
NUMBER % OF CASES
0-19 7 6%
20-29 21 19%
30-39 15 13%
40-49 27 24%
50-59 14 12%
60-69 17 15%
70-79 9 8%
80-89  3  3%

Posted on 3/26/2020 at 7:00 PM

TESTING BY METRO HEALTH LABORATORY*
TESTING BY METRO HEALTH LABORATORY NUMBER
Negative 473
Positive 52
Inconclusive 1
Total tested by Metro Health Lab 526

Posted on 3/26/2020 at 7:00 PM
*Metro Health Lab is part of the Laboratory Response Network and tests specimens from multiple counties

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

INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

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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WAYS TO HELP THE SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY

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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