Dept. of Veterans Affairs: 77 active cases of COVID-19 in Poplar Bluff VA service area, 43 in Marion VA service area
(KFVS) - The Department of Veterans Affairs reports 77 active cases of COVID-19 in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri VA service area and 43 active cases in the Marion, Illinois VA service area.
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As of Wednesday, November 11, there have been a total of 327 positives and 10 deaths reported in the areas served by the Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center. Of the 77 active cases, 69 are veterans and eight are employees.
According to the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, these numbers include veterans in their entire service area, which is 25 counties in Missouri and five in Arkansas. It also includes those who travel.
In Marion, the VA reports a total of 179 positives and 12 deaths. Of the 43 active cases, 34 are veterans, eight are employees and one is “all other.”
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, “all other” includes civilians admitted to VA hospitals as humanitarian cases, Tricare patients, Active Duty Military and other groups.
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