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HVAC Problems at Texas COVID Facility Possibly Linked to Two Deaths


By Cathy Jakicic Health Care Facilities
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A San Antonio nursing home that houses COVID-19 positive patients had elevated room temperatures that caused medical distress for a number of patients, at least two of whom later died, according to KSAT.

An employee at the facility said air conditioning issues at the building on July 4 caused a number of residents to suffer significant medical problems.

The employee said one resident was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Another resident, an elderly woman, died at the facility.

The employee described residents being stripped down to their undergarments and laying on towels or thin sheets to try to stay cool.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.

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