City’s top public health official: Please stay home for Christmas
By JJ Velasquez / December 17, 2020

City’s top public health official: Please stay home for Christmas

The City’s top health official urged residents to stay home during the December holiday season and curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: Vaccine rollout reaches VA hospital patients
By JJ Velasquez / December 16, 2020

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: Vaccine rollout reaches VA hospital patients

If there’s a refrain we’ve been hearing in light of the vaccine rollout, it’s “there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”

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Post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge continues
By JJ Velasquez / December 15, 2020

Post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge continues

San Antonio officials had hoped they’d seen the last of the post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge. Tuesday’s caseload showed the COVID-19 spike is still raging weeks after the holiday.

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COVID-19 vaccine arrives in San Antonio as hospital numbers creep up
By JJ Velasquez / December 14, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in San Antonio as hospital numbers creep up

The Wellness 360 clinic at UT Health San Antonio was among four of the first recipients in Texas of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations climb in Bexar County on eve of vaccine approval
By JJ Velasquez / December 11, 2020

COVID-19 hospitalizations climb in Bexar County on eve of vaccine approval

As approval nears for the COVID-19 vaccine, hospitalizations in Bexar County rose by nearly 60 in one day.

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Metro Health reports 1,200 new coronavirus cases, 6 deaths amid small drop in COVID-19 patients
By JJ Velasquez / December 10, 2020

Metro Health reports 1,200 new coronavirus cases, 6 deaths amid small drop in COVID-19 patients

Bexar County saw nearly 1,200 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, as the seven-day average remains above 1,000.

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Vaccine coming at crucial time for health care workers
By JJ Velasquez / December 9, 2020

Vaccine coming at crucial time for health care workers

The vaccine will arrive as soon as this Friday. It’s a crucial time for health care workers, as hospitals face capacity issues throughout the nation.

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Mayor Nirenberg: ‘The velocity of the virus is very concerning right now’
By JJ Velasquez / December 8, 2020

Mayor Nirenberg: ‘The velocity of the virus is very concerning right now’

The heightened potential for spread in Bexar County is causing Metro Health to spring into action, but it’s unclear how far the public health authority’s recommendations can go.

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Metro Health asks Gov. Greg Abbott to support widespread virtual learning as COVID-19 cases rise
By Brooke Crum / December 8, 2020

Metro Health asks Gov. Greg Abbott to support widespread virtual learning as COVID-19 cases rise

With COVID-19 cases rising, Metro Health is asking Gov. Greg Abbott to endorse virtual learning and relax penalties against school districts.

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The Curve: San Antonio is in the midst of a winter surge
By JJ Velasquez / December 7, 2020

The Curve: San Antonio is in the midst of a winter surge

The positivity rate surged from 9.2 percent to nearly 16 percent in one week. But this is likely only the beginning of a winter spike.

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