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

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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.