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Two residents of Spokane Veterans Home die from COVID-19

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

The Spokane Veterans Home, shown Monday, April 27, 2020, at 222 E. Fifth Ave. (Jesse Tinsley / Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)
The Spokane Veterans Home, shown Monday, April 27, 2020, at 222 E. Fifth Ave. (Jesse Tinsley / Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Two residents of the Spokane Veterans Home who had COVID-19 died at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center late last week.

Eight residents of the state facility have died. The home is the site of the largest local outbreak in a long-term care facility. The residents have died “either from the effects of COVID-19 or due to other medical conditions that were present prior to the COVID-19 diagnosis,” a release from SVH said.

“Our Veterans and Family members are the heart of our Home, the very reason we exist,” Patrick McNabb, administrator of the Spokane Veterans Home, said in a news release. “The passing of a resident is a somber occasion, and our SVH Family offers our condolences to the family and friends of our honored Veterans.”

Forty six residents and 23 staff members at the Spokane Veterans Home have tested positive for the virus. Residents with COVID-19 were transferred to the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center this month, and they are either receiving care there or at local hospitals. Four residents were welcomed back to the Veterans Home late last week after recovering from the virus.

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