Category Archives: coronavirus

Coronavirus rates at VA medical centers fall to five-month low

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Active cases of coronavirus among Veterans Affairs patients hit a five-month low this week, continuing a steady decline since the pandemic’s peak earlier this year. As of Wednesday evening, department officials reported 4,227 active cases spread over 138 medical centers across America. That’s down more than 78 percent in the last two months, and the […]

Coronavirus rates at VA medical centers fall to five-month low

Active cases of coronavirus among Veterans Affairs patients hit a five-month low this week, continuing a steady decline since the pandemic’s peak earlier this year. As of Wednesday evening, department officials reported 4,227 active cases spread over 138 medical centers across America. That’s down more than 78 percent in the last two months, and the […]

Coronavirus cases among VA patients reach four-month low

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Active coronavirus cases among Veterans Affairs patients reached a four-month low this week as department officials announced another large influx of virus vaccine doses headed to hospitals across the country. As of Thursday night, department medical centers were tracking 5,520 patients with active cases of the virus at 140 different locations. That’s the lowest daily […]

Coronavirus relief plan includes billions in new funds for veterans programs

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Democrats latest coronavirus relief plan totaling nearly $2 trillion will include about $17 billion in extra money for veterans programs in an effort to mitigate health and employment challenges related to the pandemic, under a plan unveiled by House leaders on Thursday But Republican lawmakers objected to the proposal, saying that White House and Veterans […]

Coronavirus relief plan includes billions in new funds for veterans programs

Democrats latest coronavirus relief plan totaling nearly $2 trillion will include about $17 billion in extra money for veterans programs in an effort to mitigate health and employment challenges related to the pandemic, under a plan unveiled by House leaders on Thursday But Republican lawmakers objected to the proposal, saying that White House and Veterans […]

VA tops 200,000 coronavirus cases, 8,500 deaths since the start of the pandemic

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The Department of Veterans Affairs this weekend set a new record for coronavirus deaths for the third consecutive month and surpassed 200,000 total cases among patients since the start of the pandemic last March. More than 8,500 VA patients have died from complications related to the virus in the last 11 months, according to data […]

VA’s coronavirus deaths have now surpassed totals from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

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The coronavirus pandemic has been deadlier for American veterans than the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars combined. On Monday morning, Department of Veterans Affairs officials reported 6,772 patient deaths died from complications related to the virus in the last 10 months. Defense Department officials list 6,756 military casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom (which lasted more than […]

VA ends 2020 with more than 6,500 coronavirus deaths and 150,000 infections

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More than 6,500 Veterans Affairs patients died from coronavirus complications this year and more than 151,000 were infected as part of the global pandemic, according to data released by the department. Most of those cases came in the fall of 2020, as coronavirus numbers spiked throughout much of the U.S. Although the pandemic began in […]

VA ends 2020 with more than 6,500 coronavirus deaths and 150,000 infections

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More than 6,500 Veterans Affairs patients died from coronavirus complications this year and more than 151,000 were infected as part of the global pandemic, according to data released by the department. Most of those cases came in the fall of 2020, as coronavirus numbers spiked throughout much of the U.S. Although the pandemic began in […]

VA reports more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths among patients in November

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Veterans Affairs officials reported more than 1,000 new deaths related to coronavirus in November, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic so far for department medical centers. And the numbers could be even higher in December, as active cases of the virus among patients being tracked by VA officials more than doubled from the […]