Coronavirus Batters Veterans Homes in New Jersey and New York

Official who oversaw troubled facilities resigned amid the crisis

Veterans homes in New Jersey and New York are struggling to contain growing coronavirus outbreaks as the disease continues to pummel facilities for older residents across the nation.

At New Jersey’s state-run Paramus Veterans Memorial Home, 189 residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and 62 people have died, according to the state. In New York, 56 people have died from Covid-19 at the Long Island State Veterans Home, and 67 more residents are infected.