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State updates controversial report on COVID-19 transmission in nursing homes

(Editor’s Note: This post was updated shortly after initial publication to reflect new information provided by the Cuomo administration)

A controversial report released last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to explain the transmission of COVID-19 in nursing home has been updated to reflect newly publicized state data from the pandemic.

The plan to amend the report was revealed during Wednesday’s meeting between Cuomo officials and Democratic state lawmakers, according to state Sen. James Skoufis, an Orange County Democrat, who attended the meeting. A copy of the report, which was updated on Thursday, is available below.

Speaking Thursday morning on The Capitol Pressroom, Skoufis said he received a confirmation from the administration, during that meeting, that they would update the report to reflect the recently released information about nursing home deaths tied to COVID-19. “In the coming days … the commitment was made that there is going to be an addendum issued to that July 2020 report,” he said.

Multiple officials at the state Department of Health did not respond to inquiries about a potential change to the report on Thursday. After an initial post about the report was published here, an official with the Cuomo administration flagged the revised version of the report.

Nh Factors Report by Capitol Pressroom on Scribd

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