VA up to at least 11 patients who tested positive for coronavirus
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has at least 11 coronavirus patients in its care, with 10 of them waiting for official confirmation, a VA official said Wednesday.
Some veterans are quarantined to their home instead of getting in-patient care. However, the department will not comment on how it decides whether coronavirus patient stays in a VA facility or is sent home.
The single confirmed case is still being treated as an inpatient at the VA in Palo Alto, Calif. Four others who tested positive but have not been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are at the VA Southern Nevada Health Care System in Las Vegas, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon and the Memphis VA Medical Center.
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