Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Monday, March 23, 2020

San Antonio Experiences First Coronavirus Death as Local Infections Rise to 45

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 10:51 AM

  • Wikimedia Commons / Felipe Esquivel Reed
A San Antonio woman in her 80s died at Brooke Army Medical Center after contracting COVID-19, marking the first local death from the outbreak, health officials confirmed Sunday evening.

The woman, who had a history of underlying health issues, succumbed to the disease on Saturday. At least among at least six other people across the state have died after being infected by the novel coronavirus.

Local officials have confirmed 45 COVID-19 cases in Bexar County.

"Today’s tragic development illustrates the importance of the aggressive steps we are taking to thwart the spread of COVID-19. Stay home unless you must go out. Follow the health experts’ guidelines," San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in an emailed statement. "We can all play a role in saving lives through social distancing and healthy behaviors. Together we will overcome this challenge."

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 8, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation