Coronavirus

19 deaths, 24 cases of COVID-19 at Missouri City Nursing Home

19 residents of a Missouri City nursing home have died from COVID-19.

Fort Bend County reported there were 38 cases at Paradigm at First Colony nursing home, 19 deaths and 24 employees infected.

Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford said in a press release, “This harrowing development speaks to the severity of this pandemic and how everyone needs to take it even more seriously.

She sent a letter to the Texas Health and Human Services requesting notice of COVID-19 cases in Missouri City and procedures on how to address outbreaks. Missouri City does not have authority over the nursing home.

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“The city is concerned about the individuals and families who are affected by the Paradigm cases and staff will continue monitoring the situation and working proactively to help flatten the curve,” said Ford.