VA Operations Continue Despite Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Last week Thursday, the number of VA patients diagnosed with coronavirus rose to the highest level in three weeks however, VA officials maintain that this increase is not a cause for concern.

According to an article published by Military Times, “VA press secretary Christina Noel said that case counts “are not the best measure of VA’s performance fighting COVID-19, because more testing could also lead to higher case counts, including among those who lack symptoms. She noted that patient hospitalization rates for the illness have been steady through April (24 percent), May (21 percent) and June (22 percent so far), all significantly down from the 38 percent rate the department saw in March.”

This increase in cases comes amid VA plans to begin returning to pre-coronavirus operations leading health experts across the country to voice their concerns.

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