BOULDER CITY (KTNV) — This week, two Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH) residents, who tested positive for COVID-19, passed away.
One of the residents, an 88-year-old Korean War Navy veteran, was on hospice when he contracted COVID-19 and later died at the hospital. The other resident, an 85-year-old Army peacetime era veteran, died while at the home. Both had serious underlying medical conditions prior to contracting COVID-19.
“On behalf of the entire Nevada Department of Veterans Services team, we offer our deepest condolences to the families of these two honorable veterans,” said NDVS Director Kat Miller. “It has been nine months since we experienced our first case of COVID-19 in our home, and while our team has gotten better at responding to this horrific disease, it never gets easier; losing one of our own is always a terrific blow to our veterans’ home family.”