Officers verify 10 new circumstances of COVID-19 in Bexar County on Saturday, bringing the full to 39 – mySA


CDC confirms three extra Grand Princess evacuees at JBSA-Lackland check optimistic for coronavirus

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3:29 pm CDT, Saturday, March 21, 2020

Native officers confirmed ten new COVID-19 circumstances in Bexar County on Saturday, bringing the county’s complete variety of contaminated to 39, because the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention report three extra cruise ship passengers now quarantined at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have examined optimistic for coronavirus.

Space officers say most Bexar circumstances, 16, have been travel-related, 9 have been contracted via neighborhood transmission and 5 are from shut contact. 9 circumstances stay beneath investigation.

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At the moment, there have been no reported deaths on account of coronavirus in Bexar county. There have been 293 checks issued by the Metro Well being Lab, with most them – 88 % – examined unfavorable.

A 3rd of the circumstances are hitting individuals within the 40 to 49-year-old age vary.

Beforehand, the CDC stated two passengers from the Grand Princess ship has contracted the virus. There are actually a complete of 5 passengers at Lackland with COVID-19. Of the 143 passengers initially dropped at Lackland from the Grand Princess, 122 stay.

These passengers had been flown to Lackland earlier this month for a two-week federally mandated quarantine after some aboard the ship had been uncovered to the virus. Most are staying in a resort that’s fenced off from the remainder of the bottom and beneath guard. Some have been transported to their residence states to complete their quarantine there.

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