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Metro Health authorities said Monday that Bexar County has 57 positive cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus with more cases coming from community transmission. Twelve new cases were added to the county’s tally on Monday.

The county’s first death — a female retiree spouse in her 80s with underlying San Antonio News health conditions — was reported by officials Sunday evening.


Officials say that 16 of the 57 patients contracted the virus in the community, meaning investigators couldn’t trace the source of exposure to travel or close contact with an infected individual. Community spread indicates the risk of exposure to the general public is higher than when only travel-related and close-contact cases are known.


Of the remaining cases confirmed in Bexar County, 28 were travel-related, seven were exposed through close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and six are still under investigation, according to the city’s COVID-19 website.

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San Antonio Metro Health also released new information about Press Release Distribution Services In San Antonio testing totals. As of 8 p.m. Saturday, the Metro Health Lab, which conducts testing for multiple surrounding counties, had tested 400 people, with 42 positive results. Private labs run by Labcorp and Quest are also performing tests. Case figures are expected to continue to rise as the testing is expanded.

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The following charts show the breakdown of cases by the source of exposure, age and gender.

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