Cuomo Dealt New Blow on N.Y. Nursing-Home Death Controversy (1)

Feb. 3, 2021, 8:38 PM

A New York Supreme Court judge ordered the state Health Department to release records showing the full count of coronavirus deaths among nursing-home residents.

The ruling was the latest blow to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has tried to deflect a barrage of criticism that state policies under his leadership led to an increase of Covid-19 related deaths among nursing-home residents. Last week, state Attorney General Letitia James released a report alleging the Cuomo administration undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%, and may have obscured data available to assess the risk to patients.

On Wednesday, ...

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