Officials on Thursday reported two more coronavirus related deaths in Fannin County, bringing the total number of deaths to four.
“Both deaths occurred at Mullican Care Center in Savoy, Texas and both deaths occurred on Sunday, May 31, 2020,” said Fannin County Health Authority James Froelich.
Froelich said the two residents were females; one 89-years-old and the other one 90-years-old. The 89-year-old was on hospice and the 90-year-old’s condition was described as “declining” prior to the testing.
“The official cause of death listed on one of the death certificates has not been reported to the County Health Authority and the SARS-2 Coronavirus may not be ultimately determined to be the direct cause of the deaths. In both patients, family and staff report that the patients were not obviously symptomatic during the period of time between testing and up until their deaths. As well, the results of the testing were not reported to the nursing home administration until after the resident’s deaths on Sunday.”
According to reports, the tests were collected on Tuesday, May 26 in a mandatory, institution-wide screening of all residents and staff.
A single staff member also tested positive; she is a resident of Grayson County and is doing fine.