ALBANY, N.Y. — A brand new audit says former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration undercounted the variety of COVID deaths of New York nursing residence residents by 1000’s.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the general public was misled by these on the highest degree of presidency.
His auditors discovered the state Well being Division understated the variety of deaths by at the least 4,100, and at occasions, the numbers have been underreported by as a lot as 50%.
The audit mentioned the Well being Division undercounted the deaths, as Cuomo, his govt employees and a job pressure took management of the data supplied to the general public.
A spokesperson for the previous governor informed CBS2 in a press release, “Because the variety of out of facility deaths have been reported final January this isn’t information, nonetheless what’s peculiar is the Comptroller’s launch of this audit now — however nobody has ever accused him of being above politics.”