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Metro Health verifies 53 more COVID-19 deaths from death certificate data provided by the State

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Metro Health verifies 53 more COVID-19 deaths from death certificate data provided by the State

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SAN ANTONIO (August 11, 2020) – Yesterday, Metro Health began reporting the number of deaths under investigation from those reported by the Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS). Of the completed investigations, Metro Health has confirmed 53 more deaths that occurred between July 6 – 24, 2020.

The total numbers of confirmed deaths and cases under investigation will be reported on the covid19.sanantonio.gov website. The data will appear on the COVID-19 website as noted below:

Number of Deaths
Confirmed by Metro Health*
Number of Deaths
Under Investigation
519 265

*As of August 11, 2020

The demographic information for the 53 deaths includes:

  • 27 females, 20 Hispanic and seven non-Hispanic between the ages of 37 and 99. 18 persons had underlying medical conditions and 9 had no or unknown underlying medical conditions. 21 deaths occurred in a hospital setting, three unknown, two in nursing homes and one in hospice care.  
  • 26 males, 18 Hispanic, seven non-Hispanic and one Black between the ages of 48 – 91. 16 persons had underlying medical conditions and 10 had no or unknown health conditions. 20 deaths occurred in a hospital setting, five unknown and one in hospice care.

Metro Health investigates the deaths by confirming a positive COVID-19 test result and residency in Bexar County. Deaths that are validated by Metro Health will be added to the total number of deaths reported daily.

 

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