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COVID And Texas Nursing Homes

The Texas Tribune reports that the number of Texas nursing homes with at least one active infection of COVID-19 has risen by almost 800 percent. The Tribune went on to say that in mid-July, Texas had just 56 nursing homes with at least one active COVID-19 infection. As of August 11, that number jumped to 489, or an increase of 773 percent. While just seven nursing home residents died of COVID-19 in the four weeks before July 21, more than 80 died from COVID-19 in the weeks after that until August 11. Texas has about 76 percent of nursing home residents vaccinated. Vaccination for nursing home staff is only 56 percent.