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Veterans Affairs tops 3,000 patient deaths from coronavirus

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Veterans Affairs officials announced Friday they have surpassed 3,000 deaths among coronavirus patients amid a weeks-long jump in fatality announcements for the department. About one-third of the deaths have been reported in the last 40 days alone. VA officials have dismissed questions about the recent spike in fatalities by noting that some of the deaths […]

Veterans Affairs tops 3,000 patient deaths from coronavirus

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Veterans Affairs officials announced Friday they have surpassed 3,000 deaths among coronavirus patients amid a weeks-long jump in fatality announcements for the department. About one-third of the deaths have been reported in the last 40 days alone. VA officials have dismissed questions about the recent spike in fatalities by noting that some of the deaths […]

Veterans Affairs has now reported more than 50,000 coronavirus cases

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The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday surpassed 50,000 coronavirus cases among its patients since the start of the pandemic in March, with more than half of those positive tests coming in the last 50 days alone. Despite the milestone, the department has seen a significant decrease in its number of active coronavirus cases in […]

More than 2,000 Veterans Affairs patients have now died from coronavirus

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The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday passed 2,000 patient deaths from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, even as the number of seriously ill cases at their hospitals continued to decline. More than 2,040 VA patients have died from complications related to the virus since early March, when the first death at a department medical center […]

Veterans Affairs police would be required to use body cameras under new proposal

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Veterans Affairs police officers would be mandated to wear body cameras to record interactions on department campuses and dramatically increase their conflict resolution training as part of a slate of new suicide prevention bills being introduced in the House. The move comes amid a national debate on police reform and accountability sparked by the death […]

Veterans Affairs police would be required to use body cameras under new proposal

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Veterans Affairs police officers would be mandated to wear body cameras to record interactions on department campuses and dramatically increase their conflict resolution training as part of a slate of new suicide prevention bills being introduced in the House. The move comes amid a national debate on police reform and accountability sparked by the death […]

Veterans Affairs COVID cases reach highest levels yet, but hospitalization rates keep heading downward

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Veterans Affairs hospitals hit their highest levels of active coronavirus cases this week, but department officials say the hospitalization rates of those patients has also reached its lowest levels since the start of the pandemic. The contrast in VA’s pandemic data appears to indicate that rising numbers of cases within the veterans health system may […]

Veterans Affairs COVID cases reach highest levels yet, but hospitalization rates keep heading downward

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Veterans Affairs hospitals hit their highest levels of active coronavirus cases this week, but department officials say the hospitalization rates of those patients has also reached its lowest levels since the start of the pandemic. The contrast in VA’s pandemic data appears to indicate that rising numbers of cases within the veterans health system may […]

Veterans Affairs budget hearing represents first steps toward normal operations for Congress

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is set to make his annual appearance before the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday morning, a routine budget hearing that will be anything but given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic still restricting Capitol Hill operations. The event, set for 10 a.m. in the Longworth House Office Building, marks the first in-person […]

Veterans Affairs adds 2,000 new coronavirus cases in five days, deaths top 500

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Veterans Affairs patient deaths from coronavirus topped 500 overnight and cases rose to nearly 9,000 as the illness continues to spread within the department’s health system. As of Friday morning, 8,798 patients had contracted the fast-spreading virus, an increase of more than 2,000 cases within VA in the last five days. On April 2, the […]