Metro Health officials are reporting 2,202 new cases of coronavirus in Bexar County. That's the highest number reported in the county in a single day. Mayor Ron Nirenberg says the spike probably resulted from the Fourth of July weekend. Officials also reported six new deaths, bringing the county's death toll to 257.
"With a sharp spike in identified cases over the last few days, it's clear that our community didn't take the Fourth of July weekend as seriously as we'd hoped. COVID-19 isn't going away anytime soon, especially if we don't heed the warnings from our health officials," said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. "Stay home to the greatest extent possible. If you're an employer that can afford a work from home policy, try it out. If you absolutely have to leave home, wear a mask. Protect yourselves, your loved ones, and your neighbors. We're all in this together, San Antonio."