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OLYMPIA — Washington officials have reduced the number of coronavirus deaths in the state by 39.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that the state Department of Health reported 1,101 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday — bringing the total to 41,757 — but revised the number of deaths down to 1,399 from the previous 1,438 after determining 39 deaths to be from natural causes.

“We will continue to update death counts as additional information on cause of death is received,” the state said.

King County continues to have the highest numbers in Washington, with 12,077 cases and 624 deaths, followed by Yakima County, which has reported 8,325 cases and 180 deaths.

In north central Washington, eight COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Grant County, seven in Chelan County, three in Douglas County, eight in Kittitas County and two in Okanogan County. No deaths have been reported in Adams County.

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