New state data released Friday show the impact of the novel coronavirus on Texas nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
In Greater Houston, 120 facilities have confirmed cases with more than 800 positive cases.
In all, a total of 75 nursing homes in the area have at least a positive case. There are 675 residents who have tested positive and 148 recoveries. There have been 110 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes in the area.
Meanwhile, there are 46 local assisted living facilities and 162 residents who have tested positive. Of those, 67 residents have recovered from the virus. Another 30 have died.
One of the first reported outbreaks locally was at The Resort in Texas City. The senior-living facility had 83 residents and staff test positive for coronavirus at the beginning of April.
An earlier investigation by KHOU 11 Investigates found that nearly half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths were linked to long-term care facilities.
State data show that:
- 311 have a confirmed case
- 3,011 residents tested positive
- 494 have recovered
- 490 have died
Assisted living facilites
- 112 have a confirmed case
- 382 residents tested positive
- 116 have recovered
- 95 have died
Gov. Greg Abbott said this week that all state nursing home residents and staff will be tested for the virus.
- Gov. Abbott says all Texas nursing home residents, staff must be tested for COVID-19
- At a Brenham nursing home: 102 coronavirus cases, 19 deaths
- Nearly half of Texas COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities
- Feds to track, publicly share info on nursing home COVID-19 outbreaks
- These Houston-area nursing homes have prior infection prevention violations