Originally posted May 13 2021 – KENS5
SAN ANTONIO — We’re tracking the latest numbers from the coronavirus pandemic as well as the vaccine efforts in San Antonio and across Texas.
Across Bexar County, over 1.422 million vaccine doses have been administered, as of May 10.
The Department of State Health Services defines “population” as residents who are 16 years of age or older; in Bexar County, this represents more than 1.55 million people. As of Wednesday, May 12, children between the ages of 12 and 15 are eligible to be vaccinated. As of May 13, 117 Bexar County residents ages 12-15 had received at least one vaccine dose.
The CDC states that “when a high percentage of the community is immune to a disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness),” that community will have reached herd immunity, “making the spread of this disease from person to person unlikely.”
71,926 vaccines were administered last week in Bexar County, according to DSHS; a total of 1,422,271 vaccine doses have been administered in the county since vaccination efforts began four months ago.
Across Texas, 9.025 million residents are fully vaccinated. In total, the state has administered 19.927 million vaccine doses, as of May 13. Texas is in the middle of the pack among the rest of the states, with between 30 to 40 percent of its population fully vaccinated, as of May 12:
Here are the latest numbers reported by Bexar County and state officials:
Bexar County (data as of Friday, May 14):
Metro Health reports new data at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Texas (data as of Saturday, May 15):
More county case information is available through the Texas Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard.
This week’s update of the Warning Signs and Progress Indicators for Bexar County saw Bexar County holding steady at the low-risk level for another week. The positivity rate dropped by nearly a full percentage point in the last week from 2.6% to 1.7%, as of Monday, May 10.
The county’s seven-day moving average of daily COVID-19 is 202 cases per day. That number is down three over the last week.