STEVE LEBLANC and MARK PRAT,,
September 21, 2020
BOSTON (AP) – A resident of a Massachusetts Veterans Care Center tested positive for coronavirus for the second time, state health officials said Monday.
“A veteran, a resident of the Chelsea Military Home, who was clinically recovered from COVID-19 as directed by the CDC, again had COVID-related symptoms and was transferred to the Cambridge Health Alliance for treatment and tested positive,” said in a statement the state Executive Service for Health and Humanitarian Services, which controls the facility.
The positive test returned on Saturday. Earlier, the resident recovered from COVID-1
Since then, the long-term veterans’ care institution has taken additional precautions to control the further spread of the virus, including testing all residents who live on the same floor as the positive veteran and all employees with whom the resident has had contact.
No additional cases have been identified.
More than 30 residents of the state facility with more than 200 beds have already died from the disease.
Seventy-six residents of another state-run veterans’ care facility, the Hollyuk Military Home, have died from the disease.
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