Coronavirus update San Antonio, May 22: Officials discuss reopening of bars in Texas, testing numbers at walk-up sites

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Local News‘Virus is still out there,’ Mayor Nirenberg reminds residentsSAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night.Here are a few of the highlights: Nirenberg reported 2,392 COVID-19 cases and 66 deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday. Thirteen cases are from the community and one is from congregate settings. There were no cases reported by the Bexar County Jail today, according to the mayor.City officials also reported that 73 patients are hospitalized, 41 are in the intensive care unit and 21 are on ventilators.Nirenberg said gradual increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the area cannot be attributed to increased testing. However, he said the city is watching the data closely. “Reminds us all that the virus is still out there,” he said. Health officials continue to monitor progress and warning indicators to make sure the county is in good shape in terms of infections. Nirenberg said testing at local nursing homes should be done by the end of next week.Nirenberg …

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