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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.
^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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