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


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

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3:29 pm CDT, Saturday, March 21, 2020

Native officers confirmed ten new COVID-19 instances in Bexar County on Saturday, bringing the county’s whole 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 constructive for coronavirus.

Space officers say most Bexar instances, 16, have been travel-related, 9 have been contracted by way of group transmission and 5 are from shut contact. 9 instances stay below 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 assessments issued by the Metro Well being Lab, with most them – 88 p.c – examined destructive.

A 3rd of the instances 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 lodge that’s fenced off from the remainder of the bottom and below guard. Some have been transported to their dwelling states to complete their quarantine there.

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