11 residents useless at Troopers’ Residence in Holyoke; a minimum of 5 had coronavirus


The Boston Globe

up to date on March 30, 2020

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The superintendent of the Troopers’ Residence in Holyoke was faraway from his duties Monday after the current deaths of 11 veterans on the dwelling — together with 5 who examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus and one other 5 whose check outcomes are forthcoming, in response to state officers.

Along with the 11 current deaths, one other 11 surviving residents of the Troopers’ Residence have examined optimistic for COVID-19, as have 5 employees members, in response to the state Division of Veterans Companies. One other 25 veterans residing on the dwelling are awaiting outcomes.

Superintendent Bennett Walsh was positioned on paid administrative go away Monday, as Val Liptak, a nurse and chief govt of Western Massachusetts Hospital, took over, in response to a statement from the state Division of Well being and Human Companies.

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