Tedisco calls on Cuomo to provide more data on coronavirus-related nursing home deaths

Sen. Jim Tedisco is urging New York State to release more details on the number of coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 2:42 PM

Sen. Jim Tedisco, R-49, is urging New York State to release more details on the number of coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes.

Tedisco wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, requesting “a complete accounting of all nursing home-related deaths” since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The senator claims the state data excludes residents who died of COVID-19 at a hospital, and not the actually nursing home facility.

“We need the administration to provide a full breakdown of data since the beginning of the pandemic regarding all those that passed away from contracting COVID-19 in nursing homes, and those who because of severe illness were forced to be taken to and lost their lives at a hospital,” he said. “Getting these numbers is imperative to have before the joint legislative hearings starting Aug. 3 and prior to any independent investigation takes place as I’ve called for.”

More than 6,500 people have died at nursing homes from COVID-19, according to the New York State Department of Health.

Tedisco is sponsoring legislation that calls for “an independent, unbiased and bi-partisan investigation with subpoena power to perform a top-to-bottom investigation…” He says this could provide closure for families who lost loved ones, and help prepare for the potential second wave of virus cases.

See Tedisco’s full letter to the governor below.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 422703

Reported Deaths: 32797
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Madison41417
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Steuben30042
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Genesee2805
Herkimer2774
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Washington26014
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Wayne2583
Oswego2573
Tompkins2340
Chenango2186
Tioga19425
Chemung1773
Montgomery1774
Livingston1768
Cattaraugus1686
Cayuga1612
Jefferson1420
Clinton1294
Otsego1185
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