Numbers are down and that’s a good thing. Bexar County is ahead of the Texas average vaccination rates. Judging by people’s behavior, they think the pandemic is over. Every time we have thought that in the past, numbers have surged. Let’s hope that is not the case. Here is a summary of local numbers from The San Antonio Report. It includes a link to a lengthier article in The Texas Tribune:
Bexar County COVID vaccinations, pop. 12+
Unvaccinated Texans make up the vast majority of COVID-19 cases and deaths this year, new state data released Monday shows. Out of nearly 29,000 Texans who have died from COVID-related illnesses since mid-January, only 8% of them were fully vaccinated against the virus, according to a report detailing the Texas Department of State Health Services’ findings. The findings prove what health officials have been trying to tell vaccine-hesitant Texans for months: The COVID-19 vaccine dramatically prevents death and is the best tool to prevent transmission of the deadly virus.
In Bexar County, case numbers and hospitalizations continue to drop, while deaths finally appear to be slowing. The case rate per 100,000 residents is 9.5, a drop of 2.4 over the past week. Metro Health reports the region’s risk level is low and improving, with only moderate stress on hospital systems.
Here are the latest coronavirus numbers in Bexar County: