Bexar County’s verified death toll from the novel coronavirus broke 1,000 Sunday 9-13-20
— flu and flu-related pneumonia killed nearly 10,000 Texans in 2017-2018, according to state health officials. All told, Texas’ flu-related death rate this season was 32.25 per every 100,000 people.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows nearly 143,000 people, including 172 children, died from the flu and pneumonia in 2017-2018 through mid-May. The Texas numbers go through the end of May, the traditional end of the flu season.
A total of 1,088 deaths occurred in the San Antonio region, an area encompassing 28 counties, between Oct. 1 and June 20, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported. That’s a flu-related death rate of 35.86 per 100,000 people.
More than 800 of those deaths occurred in Bexar County alone, according to surveillance data gathered by San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District.
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