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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.

Cases: 1323312

Reported Deaths: 42134
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1651787958
Kings1622028176
Suffolk1340572677
Nassau1199332604
Bronx1105945327
Westchester884041836
New York791053490
Erie540971409
Richmond468611405
Monroe45706816
Rockland32948821
Orange30012661
Onondaga28797547
Dutchess17623336
Oneida17540369
Albany17287270
Niagara12718253
Broome11804270
Saratoga984289
Schenectady9131137
Ulster8129200
Rensselaer7349110
Putnam682476
Chautauqua594772
Chemung5782111
Oswego512375
Ontario490483
Steuben4740132
Cayuga465575
Sullivan399451
St. Lawrence393864
Herkimer389670
Wayne384556
Genesee3834102
Cattaraugus358162
Jefferson347629
Madison328876
Livingston284442
Tompkins281125
Cortland273855
Columbia269374
Allegany244275
Montgomery240078
Clinton236018
Tioga231354
Wyoming230344
Fulton229156
Warren224542
Greene217863
Orleans202471
Chenango188845
Otsego184324
Washington164427
Lewis161325
Seneca129847
Franklin12979
Delaware110027
Essex102521
Schoharie9606
Yates87522
Schuyler75110
Hamilton1611
Unassigned71110
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