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11 Test Positive For Virus At Holyoke Soldiers' Home

Eleven people at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke have again tested positive for COVID-19, state health officials said Tuesday.

Four veteran residents have been placed in isolation, and seven staffers have been asked to self-quarantine over the past week, according to officials. All 11 had previously tested positive and are considered clinically recovered from COVID-19.

None are showing symptoms and the tests may have an alternate non-COVID explanation. Health officials said the home has implemented protocols for clinically recovered individuals who may test positive even after they are clinically recovered.

The veterans’ home, which was the site of one of the deadliest outbreaks of the virus in a nursing home in the nation, with 76 resident deaths, has suspended visits until Aug. 11 in response to the new cases.

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