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One Indianapolis VA Medical Center employee dies, 57 employees test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 19:17:19-04

INDIANAPOLIS — One employee has died and 57 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Indianapolis Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, according to the VA press secretary.

All employees who have tested positive for the virus are in isolation to help prevent spreading the virus to patients and other staff members, VA Press Secretary Christina Noel told ABC News.

At least 1,130 VA employees nationwide have tested positive for the virus, Noel says.

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There have been at least six employees nationwide who have died from the virus, Noel said. Those employees worked at the VA Medical Centers in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Indianapolis, Houston, and Reno. There were two employees at the VA Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, who died from the virus.

The VA Medical Center in Indianapolis has the second highest number of employees with confirmed cases of the virus, according to data from the VA. There are 92 employees with confirmed cases in New Orleans, Louisiana.