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Cuomo Staff May Have Undercounted Nursing-Home Dead by 50% (1)

Jan. 28, 2021, 9:51 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration may have undercounted coronavirus-related deaths in New York nursing homes by as much as 50%, state Attorney General Letitia James said.

In a report released Thursday, James’s office said that the state Health Department erred in counting Covid-19 fatalities and detailed a lack of compliance with infection-control policies at many nursing homes.

The investigation, which the Cuomo administration strongly disputed, also found that state guidance requiring coronavirus patients be admitted into nursing homes may have put healthy residents at risk. The Health Department may have obscured data available to assess the risk, according to the ...

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