Monthly Epidemiological Reports

Key Takeaways from the August 2021 Report

Released 09/27/2021

Increase in New Cases & Positivity Rate

  • Bexar County reported 52,585 new cases (3.2 times those of July), 7,243 new COVID-19 associated hospitalizations, and 222 deaths — an increase of 3.3 and 5.3 respectively from July.
  • Positivity rate had a high of 22.0% during the second week of August and steadily decreased to 7.6% at the end of the month — the lowest positivity rate since the beginning of July.

Hospitalizations and Deaths

  • With an initial decline in the number of deaths, cases saw an increase of expired patients from the second week to the last week of the month by an 8.4 fold — an increase from 7 deaths to 59 deaths by end of the month.

Age Group Cases

  • COVID-19 cases aged 0-9 make up 12.5% of August 2021 cases in comparison to the overall average of 7.6% of total COVID-19 cases for that same age group.
  • August’s age group 30-39 now makes up the highest age-specific case rate among all age groups with 2,692 cases per 100,000.