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King Veteran Home revises numbers: 37 tested positive since Friday, not 77

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Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 9:55 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 at 3:08 PM CDT
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WAUPACA, Wis. (WBAY) - King Veteran Home in Waupaca County is sharply revising the number of coronavirus cases on campus. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs says it should have reported 27 residents of the veterans home tested positive since Friday, not 60. The number of staff who tested positive was revised to 10, not 17.

An updated letter from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to King Veteran Home residents and their families says there are 48 members and 20 staff currently diagnosed with the coronavirus and there are 51 residents in quarantine in Stordock Hall. (An image of the updated letter is published below.)

Tammy Servatius, the Commandant, wrote they also had a death related to the virus, the campus’s fourth death in three weeks which may be attributed to COVID-19.

Servatius says 307 out of the roughly 700 staff members live in the City of Waupaca, and hundreds of others live in the surrounding counties, which are Winnebago, Outagamie, Waushara and Portage. Waupaca County, as well as those surrounding counties, are listed as having very high activity levels for COVID-19.

The campus is providing a digital COVID-19 update. You can sign up to receive the digital communication by clicking HERE.

Letter from King Veteran Home Commandant Tammy Servatius updating members and families on coronavirus testing
Letter from King Veteran Home Commandant Tammy Servatius updating members and families on coronavirus testing(Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs)

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