81 positive COVID-19 cases confirmed at Round Rock nursing home – KXAN.com

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN)– San Gabriel Rehabilitation and Care Center, a nursing home in Round Rock, has verified 81 favorable cases of COVID-19– nearly all found in the previous week.

This overall includes 48 residents and 33 staff members, according to a company notice posted online Tuesday.

The considerable outbreak at San Gabriel Rehabilitation coincides with a spike in COVID-19 in Austin retirement home in current days. Austin Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, an assisted living home in Northwest Austin, reported 52 cases of the virus in the previous week, according to the companys site.

Neither San Gabriel Rehabilitation nor Austin Wellness and Rehabilitation reported a single confirmed case of COVID-19 up until July 5, according to federal information launched by the Centers for Medicare & & Medicaid Services.

There have actually been 9,609 cases in 851 assisted living home throughout Texas, which is 70% of all centers statewide. A minimum of 1,236 retirement home locals have actually died of the infection, and 3,487 have recovered, according to state data.

Escott stated it was a “very worrying pattern” and that assisted living home “defenses have been permeated.”

The virus spread out through those nursing homes demonstrates how quick a center with no cases can experience a break out.

San Gabriel Rehabilitation has an overall of 143 beds and 102 were occupied, since July 5, according to CMS records. The center is situated at 4100 College Park Drive in Round Rock.

” Our center performed mass screening on July 8, 2020, which resulted in the favorable cases,” said Leah Gage, the centers administrator, in a declaration. In addition to the improve safety precautions, our facility administered mass testing of all locals and staff to equip us with the understanding to prevent further spread of the virus.”

Last week 240 cases were verified in Travis County long-lasting care facilities, while 48 were confirmed the week prior to that, stated Austin Public Health Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott at a Travis County Commissioners Court conference Tuesday.

As the Texas Health & & Human Services Commission refuses to disclose the number and areas of positive COVID-19 cases among nursing and living centers, KXAN private investigators have actually confirmed viewer suggestions and confirmed whistleblower accounts independently throughout Central Texas.

” Our facility carried out mass testing on July 8, 2020, which led to the favorable cases,” said Leah Gage, the centers administrator, in a declaration. “We continue to practice all of the enhanced security precautions recommended by our regional, state and federal health authorities. In addition to the enhance security preventative measures, our facility administered mass screening of all citizens and staff to equip us with the knowledge to avoid further spread of the infection.”