Death toll at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home reaches 100 since March

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Another veteran resident at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home has passed away, bringing the death toll at the facility to 100 since a Covid-19 outbreak began in March. 

According to the Office of Health and Human Services, the veteran whose death was reported on Wednesday did not have Covid-19. The state also reported the latest status at the facility as of July 15: 

  • 0 veterans are positive across the Home and those at Holyoke Medical Center 
  • 38 veterans are negative 
  • 82 veterans have recovered, meaning they previously tested positive and are now clinically recovered 
  • 25 veterans have a pending test result 
  • 1 veteran has refused testing 

Resident locations: 

  • 119 veterans are onsite 
  • 27 veterans are offsite 
  • 26 veterans are at a dedicated skilled nursing unit at Holyoke Medical Center 
  • 1 veteran is receiving acute care offsite  
  • Since March 1, there have been 100 veteran deaths (76 deaths of veterans who tested positive, 20 veterans who tested negative, 1 veteran whose status was unknown, 3 veterans were clinically recovered) 
  • Wednesday’s update includes the death of one veteran who was negative 
  • Employees at the Home have been retested and all are clinically recovered 

Soldiers’ Home staff were retested for Covid-19 on Monday and Tuesday of this week as part of an every-other-week retesting plan. 

You can read 22News’ coverage on the Covid-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home below.

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