72,000 people used San Antonio’s self-screening tool. Here’s how many it 'reassured.'
The city of San Antonio's self-screening tool helps residents determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing.
The tool, available in both English and Spanish, asks seven questions about the person's symptoms and risk factors.
As of Wednesday, the tool had been used 72,240 times.
The screening survey recommended coronavirus testing for 33,143 individuals, or 45.9 percent of the total.
For the remaining 39,097 people — 54.1 percent — the tool returned a "reassure" outcome, which means that current symptoms did not indicate the individual needed to be tested.
City data breaks down the results by zip code. For example, the survey recommended testing to 585 people in the 78207 area, while reassuring 673 others.
The city also shared how many calls the COVID-19 hotline has received: 17,558.
Of that number, 5,008 calls have been about testing and 1,406 have been concerns about exposure to the virus. The remaining 10,697 are labeled "Other."
If the self-screening tool indicates that a resident should get tested, they can book an appointment to receive a test. The free tests are conducted at the pre-approved testing site. All persons must have an appointment.
Those without access to a computer may call 210-233-5970 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to complete the registration process for a test.
The city notes that the self-screening tool does not replace medical care if a person is feeling ill. If symptoms worsen or if there are underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease or heart disease, people should visit a healthcare provider.
Mark Dunphy is a breaking news and general assignment reporter for MySA.com |