1of8 A COVID-19 patient, already hooked up to a respirator, is rushed to a room that was prepared in the ER at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in the Medical Center on July 20. The spread of the novel coronavirus appears to be slowing in Bexar County, but officials caution that it took less than 10 days to double the number of people in the hospital from 518 to 1,019 after restrictions were loosened in June and more than two months to get back under 500. Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-NewsShow MoreShow Less 2of8 Dr. Thomas Patterson talks with Christopher Morin, a COVID-19 patient in University Hospital on June, 2, 2020. Bob Owen /Staff photographerShow MoreShow Less 3of8 Lisa Torres, left, goes to another patient after assisting a COVID-19 testing in the ER at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Medical Center, on Tuesday, July, 14, 2020. Bob Owen, Staff-photographer / San Antonio Express-NewsShow MoreShow Less 4of8 Sophomore Monique Perez, a member of the cheer team and track team at Somerset High School, performs a coronavirus test at Somerset High School on Wednesday, participating in a pilot program for mass testing developed by the startup non-profit Community Labs. Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-NewsShow MoreShow Less 5of8 Superior Mobile Health EMT Dominique Sharp and George Lombardo take a COVID-19 positive patient out of a hospital to transfer to home hospice care on July 14, 2020 in San Antonio. Lisa Krantz, Staff / Staff photographerShow MoreShow Less 6of8 Evelyn Menking keeps an eye on a patient’s vitals in Northeast Baptist Hospital’s COVID-19 intensive care unit in San Antonio last May. Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-NewsShow MoreShow Less 7of8 Workers investigate reports of COVID-19 this summer at the Alamodome. To bolster local contact tracing, offer training and aid the community, hire student health workers for this job. Tom Reel /Staff photographerShow MoreShow Less 8of8 Visitors hurry in to the park in the morning hours as Seaworld entertains a limited amount of guests on July 31, 2020. Tom Reel, San Antonio Express-News / Staff photographerShow MoreShow Less This article will be updated throughout the week with coronavirus case counts and other need-to-know information about the pandemic in San Antonio. September 28 COVID-19 updates: San Antonio officials reported 63 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday. The positivity rate, or percentage of positive tests, declined to 5.92 percent, after ticking up to 6.4 percent the previous week. Health officials are close to their goal of reducing the area’s rate to 5 percent or less. September 27 Backlog of cases: A backlog of 2,794 coronavirus cases reported Sunday pushed the total number in Bexar County since the start of the pandemic to 57,145, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.