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Facility connected to nursing home with deadly COVID-19 outbreak now under investigation in San Antonio

Both facilities have poor health ratings, records show

SAN ANTONIO – A Metropolitan Health official confirmed to KSAT Friday that the agency is investigating a Live Oak long-term care facility linked to a San Antonio nursing home at the center of a deadly COVID-19 outbreak earlier this week.

Public records show Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation on Southcross — where the deadly outbreak occurred — and Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare on Palisades Drive in Live Oak are managed and operated by the same company, Texas Operations Management.

Texas Operations Management operates and manages at least 20 nursing homes in Texas that in total have an average rating of 2 out of 5 stars.

A San Antonio Fire Department spokesman confirmed that a floating practitioner among the staff at Southeast who tested positive for COVID-19 had also recently worked at Advanced Rehab in Live Oak.

Officials from that parent company did not respond to requests for comment Friday.

Both facilities have poor health ratings significantly below average for Texas and the U.S.

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More than 70 residents and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility on Southcross, according to figures released by San Antonio city officials late Thursday night.

City officials were expected to provide an update on the outbreak during an 11 a.m. press conference. Watch that livestream here.

This article will be updated with more details soon.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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