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Texas still won't say which nursing homes have COVID-19 cases. Families are demanding answers.

Citing a state medical privacy law, Texas is refusing to release the names of long-term care facilities where residents have died from COVID-19, even as those case numbers soar and families plead for information.

By Lomi Kriel and Vianna Davila, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune
David Aguirre’s mother, Estela, died March 28 at The Waterford at College Station, an assisted living facility in Texas. His brother, Art Aguirre, has been fighting for Texas leaders to disclose the locations of long-term care centers where COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred.
In Texas, more than 40% of the state’s coronavirus deaths are linked to long-term care facilities, like The Waterford at College Station.

"I would want to know"

Aguirre’s mother died hours after the family received a call from the hospital saying she had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Cissy Sanders struggled for weeks to learn about the outbreak at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Austin, where her 70-year-old mother lives.

"Situation was too critical"

"Opposite of transparency"

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