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VA coronavirus cases reach record high for 10th consecutive day

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The Department of Veterans Affairs on Veterans Day hit its 10th consecutive day of record-high levels of active coronavirus cases among patients, more than doubling infection levels in the last month alone. On Wednesday evening, VA officials reported they were tracking 9,364 cases of the virus among veterans connected to their health care system. That […]

VA coronavirus cases reach record high for 10th consecutive day

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The Department of Veterans Affairs on Veterans Day hit its 10th consecutive day of record-high levels of active coronavirus cases among patients, more than doubling infection levels in the last month alone. On Wednesday evening, VA officials reported they were tracking 9,364 cases of the virus among veterans connected to their health care system. That […]

VA coronavirus cases top 60,000 since start of the pandemic

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The Department of Veterans Affairs over the weekend surpassed 60,000 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic about six months ago, with more than half of those cases added since mid-July. As of Monday morning, the department had totaled 60,278 cases of the virus in the last 200 days. The total represents less than […]

VA coronavirus cases on the rise again as deaths top 3,300

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Active cases of coronavirus at Veterans Affairs hospitals have increased again in recent days as the total number of deaths from the pandemic among VA patients topped 3,300 this week. But VA officials have not seen a significant change in the number of inpatients suffering from the respiratory virus in the last month, which they […]

VA coronavirus cases top 6,000 over the weekend, but hospitalizations remain low

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Veterans Affairs officials continue to see a steep rise in the number of active coronavirus cases within their system but no such jump in the number of patients needing critical care for complications from the illness. Department leaders reported 6,356 active coronavirus cases being tracked by their health system as of Monday morning, an increase […]

Coronavirus cases among Veterans Affairs patients tripled in June

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The number of active coronavirus cases among Department of Veterans Affairs patients tripled in June, with more than 4,100 active cases at 138 medical sites spread across the country. Veterans Affairs officials in recent days have downplayed the sharp increase in cases of the fast-spreading virus, saying that hospitalization rates among those positive patients have […]

New coronavirus cases decreasing among troops, but deaths are up across DoD

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The Defense Department had one of its lowest increases in COVID-19 cases since early March this week, though it also saw its second consecutive week of deaths, according to data released Friday. Following the Memorial Day weekend death of Sgt. Simon Zamudio, a 34-year-old Illinois-based Army reservist, a DoD civilian passed away Wednesday, bringing DoD’s […]