As of April 22, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicate there have been 5,734 total cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. Within the DoD – 3,578 military, 771 dependents, 965 civilians and 420 Defense Department contractors. In addition, 1,073 military members, 217 dependents, 217 civilians and 88 contractors have recovered, and 25 DoD-connected personnel have died – two troops, four dependents, 12 civilians and seven contractors.
Of the current cases, 252 have required hospitalization, officials said: 85 service members, 76 civilians, 32 dependents and 59 contractors.
The DoD began releasing service-specific case data April 3rd. There are now 841 Army cases, 337 Air Force cases, 259 Marine Corps cases and 1,298 Navy cases. There are also 713 cases within the Army National Guard and 130 among other elements.
Our Veterans are highly vulnerable due to their increased rates of homelessness, diabetes, heart-related conditions and cancer.
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At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, our number one priority is to make sure our Veterans receive their disability benefits. You fought for our country; you should not be receiving insufficient healthcare. Financial benefits and healthcare access should be a top priority. Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, will remain practicing “distancing” and working remotely until the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ensures the safety of our troops returning to civilian life, Veterans and, of course, our staff. Know that we are still very much on top of all aspects of every case we have and/or receive. If you’d like to learn more about filing a Veterans disability claim, feel free to contact us at 877.526.3455 or Fight4Vets.com for your free evaluation. These are trying times. We Won’t Take NO for an Answer®.