Eleven veterans are dead after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a state-run residential facility in western Massachusetts, local news media reported Monday evening.
At least five of those who died at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which includes a hospital and a 30-bed residential facility, had tested positive for the rapidly spreading virus. An additional five were awaiting test results, and the status of another victim was unknown.
Twenty-five residents are awaiting test results and have been isolated, while staff members who had contact with them have been instructed to quarantine themselves. More on this from New York times updates on the coronavirus here.