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Second COVID-19 wave at Floresville veterans home grows as 54 new infections reported

FLORESVILLE, Texas – A veterans home in Floresville has been coping with a second COVID-19 outbreak that has to date contaminated 40 residents and 14 workers members, based on the Texas General Land Office, the state company that oversees the ability.

The Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville is testing its residents and workers on a weekly foundation, and circumstances have began to climb. The final time the veterans home reported an outbreak was in April 2020, quickly after the start of the pandemic.

The COVID-19 case numbers, as of Jan. 20, for the state-run veterans home are as follows, based on the TGLO:

Total Resident Census: 120

  • Currently constructive: 40


  • Total constructive since onset of pandemic: 65


  • Recovered: 18


  • Deaths: 7


Staff Census: 120

  • Staff presently constructive: 14


  • Staff complete constructive since onset of pandemic: 39


A spokesperson with the state company mentioned two of the seven resident deaths are from January 2021.

So far, 81% of residents at the home and 64% of workers acquired their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout a clinic on Jan. 5.

Still, as a result of uptick in COVID-19 circumstances, the VLB has tightened a few of its restrictions at the ability to assist fight the unfold.

“All visitation and screening policies are still in place, and all protocols issued by the Center for Disease Control, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Department of Veterans Affairs are being followed,” TGLO mentioned in a press release.

Currently, no guests, together with members of the family, are allowed at the ability at this time, and the TGLO is requiring that every one workers and distributors bear temperature checks and “acknowledge that they did not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, prior to being allowed entry to a VLB facility.”

The VLB has requested that the VA ship an an infection management specialist to the vets home to “observe the staff practices” and the isolation space to establish areas that want enchancment to greatest fight the unfold.

This is a growing story, and we’ll deliver extra updates as they turn into out there.

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