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Five additional Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center deaths reported to San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

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Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Five additional Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center deaths reported to San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

One additional death, not related to nursing home, brings total to 18

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SAN ANTONIO (April 7, 2020) — The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) was notified today by Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of five additional COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number from this facility to eight. Previously, only three COVID-19-related deaths had been reported to Metro Health – by the hospitals where the individuals died. Metro Health had been made aware of a fourth death this weekend of a male in his 70s whose COVID-19 test was inconclusive.

However, after media interviews by family members suggested there were additional deaths, Metro Health requested that Southeast provide a detailed accounting of all deaths in recent days. The information provided shows that five additional residents died at the nursing home (not in hospitals) between Sunday and today, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

The deaths were all of residents 70 years old or greater, both male and female, who were asymptomatic but had positive tests for the virus. 

Death Date of Death Race/
ethnicity
Gender Age Group Place of Death Under-lying medical Condi-tions COVID-
19 Test Results
1* 3/29 Hispanic Male 80-89 Hospital Yes Positive
2* 4/4 White Male 80-89 Hospital Yes Positive
3*  4/4 Black Male 60-69 Hospital Yes Positive
4*^  4/4 Black Male 70-79 Facility Yes Inconclusive
4/5 Hispanic Female 90-99 Facility Yes Positive
4/5 Black Female 70-79 Facility Yes Positive
4/6 Hispanic Male 80-89 Facility Yes Positive
4/6 White Male 80-89 Facility Yes Positive
9 4/7 Hispanic Male 80-89 Facility Yes Positive

*Previous notification
^Not included in case count based on inconclusive test result
 

Unrelated COVID-19 death:
Metro Health was also made aware of another COVID-19 related death, unrelated to the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The patient was a woman in her 60s, with underlying health issues.

 

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