The Department of Veterans Affairs has tested 95,680 Veterans for COVID-19 as of late April, and 6,372 have tested positive, according to a new report from the VA.
Of that figure, 2,477 patients were submitted to VA facilities for COVID-19 care, and 1,352 have been discharged home. The VA serves 9.21 million total patients.
The VA says they have seen an increase of 750% in appointments scheduled through a virtual care manager since March 1, and that their hiring had jumped 37 percent to fight the virus.
Nationwide, there were nearly 1.2 million confirmed cases as of May 6, and 70,802 deaths from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
MAIN PHOTO: HAVELOCK, N.C. (March 23, 2020) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emilie A. Evans, field medical technician with 2d Medical Battalion, 2d Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, pre-screens II MEF Marines for the coronavirus disease after the Marines return from deployment overseas at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 24, 2020. The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rachel K. Young-Porter/Released)