Missouri veterans' homes report deaths since September 1st

The Missouri Veterans Commission says 56 patients in veterans homes around the state have died from the Covid-19 virus since September 1st.

A spokesman for the commission tells the St. Louis Post Dispatch 25 of those deaths were in one facility in southeast Missouri. 20 people died at the Cape Girardeau Veterans’ home in September, with five more since the start of October.

Twelve resident veterans at the St. James Veterans Home have died of COVID-19 during that same period. 13 died at the Mt. Vernon home. There were no reported deaths from Covid-19 at the Mexico veterans' home since September 1st.