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Gov. Kathy Hochul Adds 12,000 Deaths to State’s COVID-19 Tally

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Aug. 25, 2021 By Christian Murray

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced yesterday that that there have been nearly 55,400 COVID-19 deaths in the state— 12,000 more than what her predecessor had been publicizing, the Associated Press has reported.

Hochul said Tuesday that the revised figure—up from the 43,400 that Andrew Cuomo had reported on Monday—is based on the numbers tallied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC figures include deaths at home, hospice, state prisons and elsewhere, and include presumed COVID-19 deaths— not just confirmed.

The state figure provided by Cuomo had only included laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 deaths reported through a system that collects data from hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities, according to the AP.

That lower number, according to AP, still appeared in the daily update released by Hochul’s office Tuesday, but included an explanation about why it was an incomplete count.

“We’re now releasing more data than had been released before publicly, so people know the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent with what’s being displayed by the CDC,” Hochul said Wednesday on MSNBC.

“There’s a lot of things that weren’t happening and I’m going to make them happen. Transparency will be the hallmark of my administration.”

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