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A public health worker prepares to test a person for COVID-19 at a drive-through testing site in San Antonio.
After the San Antonio area reported nine COVID-19 deaths Sunday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg warned residents to stay at home as much as feasible.
"Prolonged face-to-face contact is the easiest way to transmit COVID-19. Don't throw house parties. Don't throw large social gatherings," the mayor posted on Facebook
. "This virus is nothing to celebrate. Stay home to the greatest extent possible."
The new fatalities bring the total number of Bexar County residents who have died from COVID-19 to 184.
Nirenberg's plea comes as the death of a 30-year-old local man
who was hospitalized after attending a so-called COVID-19 party made national headlines. The man reportedly told a nurse, "I think I made a mistake."
On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott also warned
that if people continue to defy his statewide order requiring the wearing of masks, Texas may be headed to another lockdown.
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