Bloomberg Law
April 15, 2020, 5:44 PMUpdated: April 15, 2020, 9:01 PM

Hard-Hit N.Y., N.J. Trail the Field in Initial Virus Grants (1)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein
Aaron Kessler
Aaron Kessler
Investigative Data Journalist

New York, which has more cases of Covid-19 than any other state, has received the least amount of federal health grants per diagnosed person, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis of some $2.5 billion distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The health grants, based on existing congressionally authorized programs, are a fraction of the hundreds of billions the U.S. government is distributing to combat the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The health grants for New York amount to $802 per person diagnosed with the virus. Alaska, by way of comparison, ranks second-to-last in total cases but ...

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