4 new COVID-19 deaths in Leeds-Grenville-Lanark

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More than 34,800 people have been evaluated, including almost 2,500 people on Friday.

Total UK fatalities now stand at 7,097, but separate numbers from the Office for National Statistics suggest one in 14 coronavirus-related deaths in England and Wales could be happening outside hospitals.

KOMO reports that Deborah de los Angeles, the daughter of former resident Twilla June Morin, was told by phone that her mother had passed of suspected COVID-19 on March 4.

"We are distressed by the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Juniper Village and the tragic loss of life and extend our deepest sympathy to the families who lost loved ones", John Douglas, the executive director of Tri-County Health Department, said in a statement.

The death toll in the state also climbed to 82, with six new deaths reported. Three people in the county have recovered, according to health department officials.

The latest numbers reveal African Americans now make up 54 percent of reported cases and 67 percent of reported deaths, still a heavily disproportionate ratio for a population that makes up 38% of the state.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in hospitals grew by 5% for the fourth day in a row and reached 90,676. Newton County has 10 confirmed cases.

The Northeast Nebraska Public Health District reported Wayne County's first case of COVID-19, a male in his 70s who has been isolating at home since before symptoms started.

A ministry official said the hospital and nursing home cases can not simply be added up as there is some overlap, since some confirmed cases in nursing homes are included in the number of confirmed cases in hospitals.

De los Angeles accuses Life Care, its parent company, and senior executives at the Kirkland facility of "failing to disclose material facts" to relatives and residents at the home, so that her mother would be lulled into staying at the facility "in an environment, and under the care of individuals and entities, risky to her health and safety".

The center says numerous positive residents are asymptomatic carriers showing no sign of being ill, while others have symptoms that range from mild to severe.

The ministry could not immediately provide a breakdown of confirmed and probable cases in nursing homes but said it is working to sort out the issue.

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