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Report: NY State Dept. Of Health: We Omitted Some Nursing Home Deaths

he New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has admitted that in early May, they started omitting a number of coronavirus deaths in hospitals of people who had been long-term care residents. On March 25, the New York State Department of Health issued an “Advisory: Hospital Discharges and Admissions to Nursing Homes,” in which they stated:
No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.
On May 10, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rescinded the order, saying, “We’re just not going to send a person who is positive to a nursing home after a hospital visit.” ABC News reported, “The new testing requirements and ban on hospitals sending coronavirus patients to nursing homes came a day after an AP report in which residents’ relatives, nursing home watchdogs and politicians from both parties criticized the Cuomo administration’s policies on both.”
The Daily Caller, which broke the story of the omission of the coronavirus deaths, spoke to the NYSDOH, which acknowledged that before late April, it was revealing coronavirus deaths for all residents of the nursing homes and adult care facilities at either their residences or hospitals. The Daily Caller reported that web archives revealed the NYSDOH altered their procedures around May 3. NYSDOH spokeswoman Jill Montag told the Daily Caller that New York’s corona virus tracker “currently does not include out of facility deaths. Deaths of nursing home and adult care facility residents that occurred at hospitals is accounted for in the overall fatality data on our COVID-19 tracker.”
On April 28, New York reported 644 people from adult care homes who died of coronavirus; that number plummeted to 165 on May 13.  The Daily Caller noted, “Of the nine states with the largest coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care facilities, according to a New York Times tracker, New York is the only state that omits the deaths of residents who died at hospitals from its reporting.”
On Thursday, The Daily Wire reported:
In late March, aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) “quietly inserted” a provision that granted almost total immunity to nursing homes from lawsuits from families of the 5,300 patients who have died from the coronavirus in various facilities throughout the state.
The New York Times reported that the provision went unnoticed by lawmakers who voted on the budget a few days later. The Times spends most of its article trying to blame the nursing home lobby for the provision, but waits until the 23rd paragraph to mention – in a single sentence – that “the state required nursing homes to take Covid-19 patients.”

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