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NH senators press for action on veterans home outbreak

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Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 10:05 AM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Senate Democrats are pressing Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to address a COVID-19 outbreak at the New Hampshire Veterans Home that has left 15 veterans dead and infected more than 100 residents and staffers.

Senate Minority Leader Donna Soucy and Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, both of Manchester, sent a letter to the governor Thursday saying they are deeply disturbed by what they view as a lack of action at the 250-bed nursing home in Tilton.

Sununu’s office said he immediately requested help from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has sent an infection control team and additional personnel to the facility.

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