Mayor Thanks Those Taking Coronavirus Precautions

Mayor Ron Nirenberg is thanking those who heeded advise and took safety precautions over the holiday weekend.

"For everyone who heeded the warnings this weekend, for July 4th, we want to say thank you very much," said Nirenberg. "We are in the middle of a great fight against this coronavirus and for those of you who joined in that effort to protect our neighbors, we appreciate your work to protect each other. Remember stay home if you can, wear a mask if you can't, and keep six feet of distance from people outside your household."

Nirenberg reported there were 351 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases to 15,102 since the pandemic began in March.

There were two new deaths, bringing Bexar County's death toll to 132.

There are now 1,168 patients hospitalized in Bexar County, with 382 in ICU and 213 on ventilators. Officials said 12% of beds were still available.

Nirenberg said there are indications of a possible slowdown in acceleration of cases of infection. "This is significant because over the last couple of weeks we have had a mask order in place and people have been heeding the warnings that our hospital system is under significant stress as we have seen a surge in these cases. Keep doing that and hopefully we can bring these cases under control," said Nirenberg.

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