COVID-19 in San Antonio: Where the numbers stand on February 17th
COVID-19 in San Antonio: Where the numbers stand on February 17th

COVID-19 in San Antonio: Where the numbers stand on February 17th

February has averaged 1,358 new COVID-19 cases a day in society compared to 4,177 in January.

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County continues to return from its worst COVID-19 case of the pandemic last month after registering 404 new infections on Thursday, setting a record low in 2022 for the third time this week.

The count lowered the seven-day case average from 727 to 655, also a new low for the year. February has seen an average of 1,358 new cases a day for the San Antonio area, compared to nearly 4,200 in January. More than 518,000 residents of Bexar County have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus patients receiving treatment at local hospitals fell again and fell for a tenth day in a row to 553. Admissions have fallen by 34% in the last week and by 53% so far this month.

Of these 553 patients, 155 are on intensive care and 83 use ventilators.

But another 10 local residents have died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the local death toll to 5,216. Metro Health has reported 120 coronavirus-related deaths for our area so far this month, one less than the entire January.

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Vaccine Progress in Bexar County

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

  • 1.743 million Qualified residents of Bexar County have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday, February 17th.
  • 1.42 million eligible residents of Bexar County are fully vaccinated from Thursday, February 17th.

The CDC states that “when a high percentage of society is immune to a disease (through vaccination and / or previous disease),” this 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 8,402 on Thursday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The total number includes 5,950 new confirmed cases and 2,452 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 6,490 million.

A further 287 Texans have died of viral complications, meanwhile, raising the state-wide death toll to 81,844.

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 found that 80 percent of 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.

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

Here is a location of test sites to help you find the test site closest to you in San Antonio.

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