AP poll shows more than 4,000 coronavirus patients were sent to nursing homes statewide

More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was possibly accelerating the outbreaks.

Posted: May 22, 2020 11:08 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was possibly accelerating the outbreaks.

That's according to an Associated Press tally conducted after the state declined to release its own survey.

Whatever the full number, the March 25 order requiring nursing homes to take recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals has become a thorny political issue for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who abruptly reversed the policy May 10.

New York leads the nation in nursing home deaths with about 5,700.   

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County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 373040

Reported Deaths: 29968
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Nassau405722127
Suffolk399801909
Westchester336331378
Rockland13223646
Orange10449444
Erie6173524
Dutchess3936142
Monroe2989216
Onondaga2228139
Albany1900112
Ulster169677
Sullivan139231
Putnam126260
Oneida104949
Niagara104865
Schenectady69629
Broome57844
Rensselaer49328
Saratoga48414
Columbia39134
Madison31710
Warren25528
Steuben24241
Greene24118
Orleans24137
Washington23713
Fulton21218
Ontario2099
St. Lawrence2052
Genesee2024
Tompkins1640
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13121
Livingston1197
Wayne1163
Herkimer1113
Oswego1103
Clinton974
Cayuga931
Montgomery934
Cattaraugus890
Chautauqua864
Wyoming865
Delaware824
Jefferson740
Otsego735
Seneca590
Schoharie510
Allegany480
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex380
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler120
Hamilton50
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