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Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Reports 14 Deaths, 43 Patients with COVID-19

Forty-three patients are now hospitalized at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, and another 14 have died there. Facebook image.

Neighboring Guadalupe County confirmed 44 new cases of COVID-19 today and said there are at least 43 patients hospitalized with the virus at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) in Seguin.

Not all of these patients live in Guadalupe County, which includes part of the City of New Braunfels.

In a press release issued Tuesday, the county’s Office of Emergency Management said Texas’ Department of State Health Services (DSHS) also notified it of three deaths. GRMC said it has recorded another 14 deaths related to COVID-19, although the timeframe on these numbers is not clear.

“We are in constant communication with the hospital,” Guadalupe County said in its statement. “We are aware that there are more COVID-19 patients at GRMC than what our chart shows. We can only ‘officially’ report confirmed cases by DSHS and we can only count patients that reside within Guadalupe County.”

To date 424 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county. Another 581 cases are designated as “pending” on the DSHS site, for a total of 1,005 cases.

Some 337 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Guadalupe County. There are now 87 confirmed active cases there.

As the only city-county hospital in Texas, the 50-year-old Guadalupe Regional is a non-profit community hospital which does not depend on tax support.

It describes itself on Facebook as “an exceptional medical staff of approximately 100 physicians, practicing in over 35 different specialties. More than 700 employees and volunteers are proud to be part of the GRMC family, devoted to providing advanced medicine with a patient-focused personal touch.”

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