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  1. grim count

    Revamped Nursing Home Virus Death Reports Show Far Higher Toll Than Before Known

    New numbers supplied by operators to the state indicate a 47% leap to 2,875 fatalities in NYC alone — not counting more who expired in hospitals.

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  2. contagion

    State-Run Queens Nursing Home Failed to Follow Virus Safety Measures, Staff Say

    New York State Veterans’ Home in St. Albans, stung by personnel shortages, reported to have mingled COVID patients with those showing no symptoms.


  3. representation

    NYC South Asian Leaders Say Community COVID Toll Undercounted

    South Asian community leaders believe many deaths aren’t being fully tallied, citing category confusion and long-standing communication issues.


  4. health

    City Officials Scramble on Coronavirus Testing for Teachers

    Teachers union boss faults Health Dept. “holdup” as de Blasio mandates coronavirus testing for teachers and other key workers who visited hot zones.