31 total confirmed cases in Wilson County

16 have tested positive inside Frank M. Tejeda State Veterans Home

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. | Illustration by Henry Keller
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. | Illustration by Henry Keller (KSAT)

WILSON COUNTY, TexasUpdated April 29 @ 6:30 a.m.

There are now 31 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wilson County and 16 of those are from inside the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home in Floresville. Of the 15 other cases in the county, 11 have recovered. At the veteran’s home, 14 residents have tested positive and two have died. There are also eight staff members who have tested positive but not all are counted in the county’s tally because they live outside of county lines. The Texas General Land Office told KSAT 12 that all residents and staff have been tested, except for 10 staff members who refused testing or have not been tested due to medical leave. These individuals will not be allowed back into the facility until they have been tested and have a negative result.

Updated April 21 @ 7:00 a.m.

There are now 22 cases in Wilson County and 10 of those are from inside the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home in Floresville. Of the 22 cases, 8 have recovered. The majority of the residents at the veteran’s home have tested negative a spokesperson from the Texas General Land Office told KSAT on Monday. The concern is now on staff members. As of Monday, five staff members tested positive for the virus and 153 other employees are awaiting results.

Updated April 15 @ 5:15 p.m.

There are now 17 cases in Wilson County and 6 of those are from inside the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home in Floresville. Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel has confirmed the new cases in a post on her Facebook page. Of the 17 cases in the county, 6 have recovered. The Texas Veteran’s Land Board is investigating the outbreak at the veteran’s home.

Updated April 13 @ 3:10 p.m.

The first death has been reported in Wilson County. A patient at Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home was the 11th confirmed case in the county. That patient has since passed away while being treated at a San Antonio hospital, according to Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel.