The number of coronavirus cases among veterans is on the rise, but hospitalizations remain lower. Connecticut has seen over 400 veterans’ cases and nearly 300 cases on Long Island since March. The death toll is below 40 in each state. That’s because many veterans who are infected with COVID-19 don’t necessarily require intensive care, according to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Trump administration credits an expansion of telemedicine and increased testing for keeping serious cases among veterans low.