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Rash of coronavirus deaths, infections at Massachusetts facility for vets

Added 03-31-20 03:18:02am EST - “A coronavirus outbreak at a Massachusetts health care facility that houses veterans has claimed the lives of five residents and six more are suspected of dying from the illness. A total 11 other ve?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Rash of coronavirus deaths, infections at Massachusetts facility for vets”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A coronavirus outbreak at a Massachusetts health care facility that houses veterans has claimed the lives of five residents and six more are suspected of dying from the illness.

A total 11 other veterans residing at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home have tested positive for the virus, according to MassLive.com.

Twenty-five other veterans are awaiting their COVID-19 test results, and five staffers have already tested positive, the report said.

The rash of infections at the state-run facility led to the superintendent being placed on paid administrative leave Monday.

“It is imperative that the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home provides a safe environment for the veteran residents, and the dedicated staff who serve them,” said Dan Tsai, deputy secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services.

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