LEBANON, Ore. -- Thirteen of the sixteen people to test positive for novel coronavirus at the Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon have recovered, Oregon Health Authority said Friday.
Two veterans passed away and one more case is ongoing.
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Staff are continuing to monitor residents for symptoms.
Among those who have recovered are the home's most senior resident, a World War II veteran who celebrated his 104th birthday this week.
"This is the good news so many of us have been hoping for throughout this difficult situation," said Kelly Fitzpatrick, Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs director.
Strict lockdown procedures remain in place.
"While we celebrate this welcome good news, we recognize that we are not out of the woods yet," Fitzpatrick said.