Andrew Cuomo Still Stalling On Providing Accurate Number Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Andrew Cuomo Still Stalling On Providing Accurate Number Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) still hasn’t provided the total number of nursing home deaths that resulted from COVID-19.

The New York Post reported that Cuomo and his administration have told the watchdog group Empire Center for Public Policy that they need another two months at least to compile the data for a legal request made by the group. The administration said it needed more time “because the records potentially responsive to your request are currently being reviewed for applicable exemptions, legal privileges and responsiveness.”

The response stems from an August 22 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by ECPP “seeking the total number of COVID-19 nursing home fatalities — those who died in nursing homes and those who were ill and died after being transported to hospitals,” the Post reported.

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The problem comes from the fact that the New York state Health Department, unlike other states, doesn’t include in its total nursing home deaths the number

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