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COVID-19 information from San Antonio, Bexar County officials

Additionally, the first Air Force basic training recruit to test positive for coronavirus was moved into quarantine Wednesday and placed under observation.

March 26: 113 cases | Two more deaths in Bexar County have been attributed to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the city of San Antonio. A total of five people have died from the coronavirus illness and a total of 113 cases have been confirmed San Antonio News in Bexar County. The number of cases has increased by 29 since Wednesday with 35 per cent of cases being attributed to community spread. 

March 25: 84 cases | A third person in San Antonio has died from complications of COVID-19, San Antonio and Bexar County officials reported Wednesday evening. The patient, a woman in her 50s, had chronic underlying health conditions and was being treated at Mission Trail Baptist.

The Air Force said he was from Kentucky and believed to have caught the virus before joining 668 recruits who arrived last week. They were placed in a dorm to spend 14 days before beginning their training — a new protocol established for each week’s basic training arrivals designed to slow the spread of coronavirus on base.

He became the first trainee, but the 24th airman here, to test positive for coronavirus, up from 17 from Tuesday. Overall, the joint base has tallied 97 COVID-19 cases among military, dependents, civilians and contractors, with 10 hospitalized and two who have recovered. No one has died.

The total number of confirmed cases in Bexar County of the respiratory Press Release Distribution Services In San Antonio disease caused by the novel coronavirus is now 84, an increase of 15 from Tuesday, according to new data from the Metropolitan Health District.

Thirty-two per cent of the total cases for the San Antonio area are reported as being a result of community spread. Twenty-four per cent of confirmed cases are people between the ages of 40 and 49, while 21 percent of cases are aged 20 to 29.

Metro Health reports they have conducted a total of 498 tests with 447 coming back negative, 50 positive and one inconclusive.

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