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Caridad Smith uses hand sanitizer before eating lunch at Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc., on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami.
Brynn Anderson / Associated Press

With coronavirus-related restrictions at long-term care facilities being eased, an industry leader is warning that without protections against civil liability there will be more legal cases and eventually an increase in insurance rates.

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities See Major Increase In COVID-19 Cases

Apr 8, 2020
Caridad Smith uses hand sanitizer before eating lunch at Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc., on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami.
Brynn Anderson / Associated Press

The number of reported COVID-19 infections at nursing homes and assisted living facilities has quintupled during the past week, increasing to 415 cases in 41 Florida counties, including 33 cases in Duval County.