53 patients struggled with symptoms at San Antonio area hospitals Thursday.
SAN ANTONIO – The new seven days coronavirus the case average has risen every day over the past week in the San Antonio area, but local health officials say the societal risk level is still “low” as the region avoids an increase that January brought.
Metro Health counted 132 new infections on Thursday, bringing Bexar County’s total to 536,894 for the pandemic. The seven-day average is 116, and another resident has died of viral complications, raising the local death toll to 5,320.
Hospital admissions, meanwhile, continue their recent back-and-forth trend. On Thursday, there were 53 patients who received treatment for their symptoms at local hospitals, which is up from Wednesday, but down from this time last week. Overall, April has continued the calming trend of 2022; the number of admissions has fallen by 36% since the beginning of the month.
Of the 53 patients admitted on Thursday, 16 were on intensive care and nine used ventilators.
Such trends Bexar County
Vaccine Progress in Bexar County
The following numbers are provided by San Antonio Metro Health. A complete breakdown can be found here.
- 1.44 million Qualified residents of Bexar County are fully vaccinated from Monday, April 11th.
- More than 501,000 Qualified residents of Bexar County have received their COVID-19 booster shots from Monday, April 11th.
The CDC states that “when a high percentage of society is immune to a disease (through vaccination and / or previous disease),” that society will have reached herd immunity, “making the spread of this disease from person to person unlikely. “
The City of San Antonio divides vaccination rates by zip code on Metro Health’s Vaccination Statistics page.
Coronavirus in Texas
The total number of coronavirus cases in the state since the pandemic began grew by 2,842 Thursday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The total number includes 1,779 new confirmed cases and 1,063 new probable cases. More details can be found at this side.
Thursday’s figures bring the total number of Texans diagnosed with COVID-19 to more than 6.717 million.
A further 31 Texans have died of viral complications, meanwhile, raising the state-wide death toll to 86,445.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus can look like 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 odor, 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 from the Centers for Disease Control in China showed that 80 percent of the cases were mild.
However, infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Elderly people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.
Experts determined that there was consistent evidence that 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 condition (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplantation
- Severe heart disease, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathy
- Sick cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- The CDC believes that symptoms can occur anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.
Human coronavirus is normally spread …
- Between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet).
- Through airway droplets formed when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. These drops may land in the mouth or nose of people nearby or may be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not show 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 plates
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
- If you use a napkin, throw it in the trash.
Find a test site
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, stuffy nose or runny nose , nausea or vomiting or diarrhea.
Here is a location of test sites to help you find the test site closest to you in San Antonio.