Another veteran dies from COVID-19 at veteran’s home in Floresville

A total of five veterans at Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s home have died after a coronavirus outbreak inside the facility

Floresville, Texas (KSAT)

FLORESVILLE, Texas – A fifth resident from the Frank N. Tejeda Veteran’s Home in Floresville has passed away due to COVID-19, according to Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel.

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The first confirmed case of coronavirus inside the facility was reported by KSAT 12 on April 11. That resident was also the first to pass away from the disease.

Fourth COVID-19 death reported at Floresville veteran’s home.

Since then, 14 residents and nine staffers have tested positive. So far, one resident and seven staff have recovered.

In Wilson County, 23 of the 36 positive cases have been from inside the veteran’s home.

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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Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast Texas Crime Stories.