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Cuomo Says Staff Handled N.Y. Nursing Homes ‘Best They Could’

Jan. 29, 2021, 8:26 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defended his administration’s handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, saying “everyone did the best they could” with the facts they had at the time.

Cuomo disputed a report from state Attorney General Letitia James, which found that the state Health Department may have undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%, and may have obscured data available to assess the risk to patients.

Andrew Cuomo
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Before the report was released on Thursday, the Cuomo administration had reported about 8,700 confirmed and presumed Covid deaths at nursing homes, or 25% of ...

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