Sources confirm COVID-19 outbreak at second Southeast Side nursing home

Metro Health confirms investigation underway at The Rio at Mission Trails

The Rio at Mission Trails (Ken Huizar, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – At least 16 residents and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Southeast Side nursing home, multiple sources confirmed to KSAT 12 Monday night.

Residents and staff members at The Rio at Mission Trails, located in the 6200 block of South New Braunfels Avenue, began being informed they had tested positive late last week, a source said.

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At least nine residents and seven staff members have tested positive for the deadly virus so far. Those figures could go up as pending results come back, a source said.

A Metropolitan Health District spokeswoman confirmed Monday night the facility is being investigated but declined to release specific details of the investigation.

A staff member who answered the phone at the long-term care facility said ownership was working on providing a written statement.

A second employee at the facility said to call their corporate headquarters in Fort Worth.

Employee dies of COVID-19 at nursing home where more than 100 residents and staff tested positive, officials confirm

Confirmation of the outbreak comes the same day that city officials confirmed a nurse at Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center died from COVID-19 complications.

More than 100 residents and staff contracted the virus at the long-term care facility.

The outbreak at Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation, which was publicly announced by local officials on March 31, has now claimed the lives of 18 residents and one staff member.

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

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