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Officials investigating reported COVID-19 outbreak at east Harris Co. nursing facility

HCPH’s initial investigation began on June 10 after the facility reported 12 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and one resident died.
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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Public health officials are investigating a reported COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing facility in east Harris County.

Harris County Public Health and Texas Health and Human Services are looking into the reported outbreak at Jacinto Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

HCPH’s initial investigation began on June 10 after the facility reported 12 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and one resident died.

To date, there have been four deaths at the nursing center with medical records pending review to determine if COVID-19 related. Based on HCPH’s records, 57 residents and staff members are actively being monitored for COVID-19.

HCPH issued public health control orders to Jacinto Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on July 3 to ensure compliance with infection control and prevention.

To date, there are 39,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Houston and Harris County and 407 deaths.

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