HOLYOKE (CBS) — Sixty-two veterans who lived at the Holyoke Soldiers Home have now died during the coronavirus pandemic.
Of those who have died, 52 tested positive for the coronavirus, eight tested negative, one is pending, and one is still unknown. In total, 89 veterans have now tested positive for COVID-19, and 63 veterans have tested negative. Eleven veterans have pending tests.READ MORE: Keller @ Large: Why 'Don't Talk To Strangers' May Be The Wrong Advice For Children
Of the staff at the home, 81 have tested positive.READ MORE: Mother Mourns Loss Of Lowell Murder Victim Dejah Jenkins-Minus: 'I'm Hurt, I'm Numb'
The Military Friends Foundation recently donated 20 iPads to the veterans to help them communicate with family and for entertainment.
On Sunday, Gov. Baker advised flags be lowered at the Soldiers’ Homes in Holyoke and Chelsea, and the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agama and Winchendon.MORE NEWS: Patriots Not Getting Too Far Ahead Of Themselves After Sixth Straight Win
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Baker Administration, and Attorney General Maura Healey have each launched separate investigations into the outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home.