Coronavirus updates: 63 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths in Bexar County

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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.
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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.

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Dr. Thomas Patterson talks with Christopher Morin, a COVID-19 patient in University Hospital on June, 2, 2020.
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Dr. Thomas Patterson talks with Christopher Morin, a COVID-19 patient in University Hospital on June, 2, 2020.

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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.
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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-News

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.
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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-News

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.
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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.

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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.
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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-News

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.
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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 photographer

Visitors hurry in to the park in the morning hours as Seaworld entertains a limited amount of guests on July 31, 2020.
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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 photographer

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.

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