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Metro Health begins reporting deaths under investigation along with confirmed COVID-19 deaths

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Monday, August 10, 2020

Metro Health begins reporting deaths under investigation along with confirmed COVID-19 deaths

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covid19media@sanantonio.gov

Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 

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COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779

 

SAN ANTONIO (August 10, 2020) – As Metro Health continues to investigate COVID-19 related deaths that are reported by The Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS), the total numbers of confirmed deaths and cases under investigation will be reported on the covid19.sanantonio.gov website.

“Metro Health investigates each death reported to us by confirming a positive COVID-19 test result and residency of a person prior to reporting it on our website. However, in an effort to help breakdown any discrepancies between what the state reports and what Metro Health reports, we will begin posting the total number of deaths under investigation,” said Assistant City Manager and Interim Metro Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger.
 
The data will appear on the COVID-19 website as noted below:

Number of Deaths
Confirmed by Metro Health*
Number of Deaths
Under Investigation
455 327

*As of August 10, 2020

Metro Health investigates the deaths by confirming a positive COVID-19 test result and residency. As soon as cases are verified through the Metro Health process they will be shared with the public.

 

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