Governor Cuomo says NY can’t report nursing home deaths in hospitals. But other states have.
When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was first accused of undercounting nursing home deaths from Covid-19, his government offered a simple statement:
The state did not include nursing home residents who died in hospital on the publicly released list of deaths related to long-term care facilities, officials said for having a “double count”Of these deaths in the statewide total.
But New York differs from other states when it comes to counting nursing home deaths, research experts said – a decision that made New York’s nursing home death toll seem lower than it was, and it is now under federal investigation.
“It’s difficult to compare state-level data, but New York is the only state that has specifically stated that it is …