Category Archives: numbers

By the numbers: VA’s coronavirus response one year later


One year ago today, Veterans Affairs officials announced their first patient to contract COVID-19, a Northern California veteran tested positive after being admitted to the department’s Palo Alto medical center. Since then, the virus has infected more than 230,000 VA patients and staffers and played a role in the deaths of more than 10,700 of […]

Mid-October numbers indicate increased turnout of military absentee voters


Some early statistics indicate this year’s absentee voting turnout among military and overseas citizen voters may far surpass the turnout for the 2016 general election. One indicator of the increased military vote is the 51-percent increase in the overseas absentee ballots returning to the U.S. by the Label 11-DoD express mail tracking system, compared to […]