Metro Health medical director paints grim picture amid COVID-19 hospitalization surge in Bexar County – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO– Bexar County and San Antonio leaders are seeing a rise in hospitalizations and more people getting tested amid an increase of COVID-19 cases in our location and throughout the state.San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said throughout Tuesday nights COVID-19 briefing that there were 209 people admitted to the healthcare facility within the last 24 hours, 24 of which were pediatric cases.See todays COVID-19 numbers and what to learn about the current increase in San Antonio and surrounding areas here.Nirenberg stated he discovered Monday that the state had actually requested refrigerated trucks weeks ago to hold bodies of individuals who have succumed to COVID-19. He stated it was a sign of what the state anticipates, provided the recent court fights across the state over mask requireds and vaccine hesitancy.AdThe mayor continued to press common-sense COVID-19 preventative measures, like masks, social distancing, vaccines and other measures.Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez says the Fusion Center is seeing approximately about 100 clients a day. He stated the antibody treatment can hopefully prevent some people from needing to go to the hospital.San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Director Claude Jacob said the citys centers have plenty of capability for screening, and the city is fully equipped to check more individuals, if needed.Dr. Junda Woo, medical director of Metro Health, concurred and said the severity of the pandemic will depend on the procedures individuals take now. She said depending on how vaccination rates pattern, and if correct safety measures are taken, it could mean the difference in between months of more cases to come or years if conditions do not enhance.”Its still tight,” Woo stated. “… Do we wish to remain in this for another couple of months? Or do we wish to be in the pandemic for another year or more? A lot of it depends upon how much we get immunized now and take these procedures, like wearing a mask. This is not going to end anytime soon if we get to where another version goes free the method the Delta variation has with the number of unvaccinated individuals we have.”AdMORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSATCopyright 2021 by KSAT – All rights scheduled.

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