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Beckley VA Medical Center has staff member test positive for COVID-19

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) The Beckley VA Medical Center is reporting an active case of COVID-19.

According to a spokesperson for the hospital, Sara Yoke, the infected person is a staff member not a patient.

Yoke said any individual who meets the clinical requirements and screening criteria at the hospital can be tested. She said the VA also tests veterans who are transferred to other facilities and before certain medical procedures.

Yoke said the tests have a 98 percent accuracy rate.

According to the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the entire VA system has 4,714 active cases.

Annie Moore

Multimedia Journalist

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