New York Department of Health undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes, attorney general's report says

The New York state Department of Health undercounted Covid-19 deaths among nursing home residents by approximately 50%, 根据 a report released Thursday by the state attorney general’s office.

The report by Attorney General Letitia James preliminarily concluded deaths were underreported based on a survey of 62 nursing homes, a roughly 10% sample of total facilities across the state.
那个报告, which did not name the nursing homes surveyed, detailed one facility where deaths were underreported to the Department of Health by as many as 29 死亡人数.
A facility reported five confirmed and six presumed COVID-19 deaths at the facility as of August 3 to DOH. 然而, the facility reported to OAG a total of 27 COVID-19 deaths at the facility and 13 hospital deathsa discrepancy of 29 死亡人数,” the report says.
    根据报告, preliminary data suggests there were nursing home residents who were transferred from their nursing homes and later died from Covid-19 in hospitals, which is not reflected in the Department of Health’s public data.
    詹姆士’ office continues to investigate the discrepancies, 根据报告.
    OAG is investigating those circumstances where the discrepancies cannot reasonably be accounted for by error or the difference in the question posed,” 报告说.
    The Department of Health and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office did not immediately respond to CNN’s requests for comment.
      The state’s handling of nursing homes and their residents amid the pandemic has been a subject of scrutiny, particularly after a March 25 order by the state’s Department of Health mandated nursing homes must not deny readmission to residentsbased on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.
      Cuomo announced a new policy on May 10, saying a hospital cannot discharge a patient to a nursing home unless they test negative for the virus.