Texas Health and Human Services Commission to post COVID-19 cases, deaths from nursing homes, assisted living centers

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will now post COVID-19 case counts and deaths by facility name for several kinds of elder facilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will now post COVID-19 case counts and deaths by facility name for several kinds of elder facilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will now post COVID-19 case counts and deaths by facility name for several kinds of elder facilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will now electronically post COVID-19 case counts and deaths by facility name for state-supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities, according to a press release July 27.



“HHSC has a legal and ethical obligation to protect the private health information of everyone we serve, both in the private facilities we regulate and those we operate,” HHS Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson said. “We appreciate the guidance from the Attorney General of Texas, which allows us to release this additional data while maintaining important personal privacy protections.”



This data is updated daily on weekdays no later than 3 p.m. on the commission's website. Data for hospitals and state-supported living centers represent cases from the previous business day. Because nursing and assisted living facilities self-report cases and must review cases to ensure no mistakes, these numbers are from two weeks prior to the date they are reported.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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