Coronavirus updates: 134 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths in Bexar County –

This article will be updated throughout the week with coronavirus case counts and other need-to-know information about the pandemic in San Antonio. 

August 26

COVID-19 numbers: San Antonio officials reported 134 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths on Wednesday. The numbers signaled that the virus is spreading more slowly.

The Texas Department of State Health Services listed 1,007 COVID-19 deaths in Bexar County as of Wednesday — 253 more than Metro Health’s total. Local officials say those 253 deaths are under investigation to verify that the patients lived in Bexar and had tested positive for the virus.

August 25

COVID-19 numbers: San Antonio and Bexar County reported a modest 124 newly diagnosed coronavirus cases Tuesday, indicating continued local progress on bringing infections down from the large numbers recorded earlier this summer.

That includes 16 more deaths reported Tuesday, which occurred between July 21 and Aug. 18.

August 24

COVID-19 numbers: For the first time in months, a key indicator of novel coronavirus infections in Bexar County dropped below 10 percent on Monday. The positivity rate measures the proportion of people tested for COVID-19 who turn out to have the virus. San Antonio Metropolitan Health District on Monday reported 109 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in Bexar County to 45,364.

Students unable to contact school: Thousands of students in Northside Independent School District on Monday were unable to log on for their first day of school courses, possibly due to a Zoom outage. “We are aware of an issue affecting the MyNISD portal. We are working with our vendor on a resolution. Thank you for your patience,” district officials wrote on its social media pages about an hour after it posted a video of Superintendent Brian Woods welcoming students back to school.