Sheridan Medical Lodge reports 78 COVID-19 cases, retesting in progress as Health Department issues statement

COVID-19 cases in nursing homes

BURKBURNETT, Texas (TNN) - 81 people in Burkburnett preliminary tested positive for COVID-19 following the testing of residents and staff in two nursing homes. All patients are being retested after 20 patients who originally tested positive were retested and came back negative.

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health Department reports there were three residents and four staff members that tested positive for COVID-19 at Evergreen Healthcare Center after preliminary testing was done.

Sheridan Medical Lodge in Burkburnett reported Monday 46 residents and 32 staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during routine facility testing on May 25.

All residents and staff are asymptomatic and a full retest in being done to ensure accurate testing results.

The medical lodge reports 18 staff members and two residents were retested and their results came back negative.

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health Department issued the following statement regarding the testing:


Tuesday, May 2

We remain at 85 confirmed cases. Three additional nursing home/long term care facilities received results today from the Texas Department of State Health Services. There was one preliminary positive, which will be retested. Total, pending and negative counts listed below are included in the overall Wichita County numbers.

Iowa Park Health Care Center – Tested May 23

Total Number Tested (All Wichita County Jurisdiction): 53

Staff Total Tested: 31

Positive: 0

Negative: 30

Pending: 1

Residents Tested: 22

Positive: 0

Negative: 22

Pending: 0

Electra Health Care Center – Tested May 23

Total Number Tested: 59

Total Tested Wichita County Jurisdiction: 56

Staff Total Tested: 28

Positive: 0

Negative: 27

Pending: 1

Residents Total Tested: 28

Positive: 0

Negative: 26

Pending: 2

Texhoma Christian Care Center – Tested May 28

Total Number Tested: 409

Total Tested Wichita County Jurisdiction: 397

Staff Total Tested: 221

Preliminary Positive: 1

Negative: 81

Pending: 139

Residents Total Tested: 176

Positive: 0

Negative: 24

Pending: 152


Monday, May 11, Governor Abbott directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to test 100% of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes. That testing was performed in Wichita County during the last two weeks. Today, the Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District received initial information from two of the facilities that were tested. Within those two facilities, 274 total people were tested. The results showed 81 preliminary positive results, all of whom were asymptomatic. Twenty of those individuals were retested today, locally in Wichita County, and all results were negative. Therefore, retesting at the facilities will be completed by tomorrow, June 2. All facility staff have been assigned a case manager and are isolated at home. Their time frame to return to work will be based on test results. These pending cases are separate and NOT counted in the total pending count. Both facilities have been fully cooperating with the Health District and state regulatory agencies. For questions or concerns related to a resident at one of the facilities, please call the facility directly.

* Please note these numbers include Wichita County residents only. *

Sheridan Medical Lodge in Burkburnett – Tested on May 25th

185 Total People Tested

Residents: 98 tested, 46 preliminary positives

Staff: 87 tested, 28 preliminary positives

Evergreen Healthcare Center in Burkburnett - Tested on May 25th

89 Total People Tested

Residents: 37 tested, 3 preliminary positives, 1 pending

Staff: 52 Tested, 4 preliminary positives


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