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San Antonio, Bexar County Officials Keep COVID-19 Update As Holidays Approach

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio and Bexar County officials will hold a joint COVID-19 update on Tuesday with new guidance as the holiday season approaches.

The update is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be streamed live in this article.

Residents will hear from multiple officials, including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Metro Health Director Claude Jacob and Eric Epley, CEO of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council.

The officials are expected to continue to push for vaccinations and booster shots as the holiday approaches to prevent a rise in cases.

After a spate of coronavirus cases in the fall, infections have largely abated in San Antonio, which reported a weekly positivity rate of 1.7% between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19.

As of Monday, 177 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Bexar County, while 71 are in ICU and 30 on a ventilator. Nearly 5,000 Bexar County residents have died from the virus since the pandemic began in 2020.

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