Labor Day weekendSAN ANTONIO– Ahead of Labor Day weekend, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Thursday advised residents to stay watchful and take preventative measures to help suppress the spread of COVID-19.”Remember once again that the choices that you make over this vacation weekend will determine how much longer this rise of COVID-19 lasts,” Nirenberg said. “So please do your part to help us contain this infection.”Nirenberg recommended that families have individually packaged meals and snacks at gatherings to reduce the opportunities of infection.”Regardless of your vaccination status, mask up around others, wearing a mask is still the simplest thing to do for anyone to slow the spread fo this virus,” Nirenberg said.Officials said no curfew will be imposed over the vacation weekend.See todays COVID-19 numbers and what to understand about the most current rise in San Antonio and surrounding areas here.AdHospital admissions are still highThough overall hospitalizations have actually decreased, Nirenberg said there were still 195 new COVID-19 healthcare facility admissions over the past 24 hours. Nirenberg stated admissions have actually been “hugging those record numbers each day.”Roughly 85% of those hospitalized are unvaccinated, Nirenberg said.Part of the decline in hospitalizations is due to the increased use of monoclonal antibody treatments like Regeneron, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff stated.”Until the incoming patients start actually drastically decreasing, I believe we still have an issue,” Wolff said.Hospitals have actually also attempted to bring particular medical services to patients at their home to minimize admissions.Flu seasonFlu season is right around the corner, starting on Oct. 1. With COVID-19 cases still surging, authorities suggested households get their influenza shots as quickly as possible to minimize their possibilities of getting ill.”Dont await a high number of (flu) cases in the community. The finest time to get vaccinated is prior to the cases come,” stated Dr. Anita Kurian, assistant director of Metro Health.AdKurian stated the city will begin receiving deliveries of the influenza vaccine toward completion of August and start administering it in September. Other medical suppliers may have already started providing the influenza shot, Kurian said.If flu cases rise, experts stress over a potential “triple danger” amidst the pandemic with COVID-19, the influenza, and RSV.MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSATCopyright 2021 by KSAT – All rights booked.
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