Newly sworn-in Governor Kathy Hochul told the state’s congressional delegation that her administration would be forthcoming with information connected to nursing home deaths, the New York Post reported.
Her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, has been accused of covering up the true death toll that resulted from his order to send elderly, COVID-positive patients to nursing homes rather than hospitals in the early months of the pandemic. He and his administration are under investigation by the FBI and Eastern District of New York for allegedly obfuscating the death toll.
“My administration will be very transparent with respect to documents pertaining to nursing homes and anything related to the pandemic,” Hochul said during the virtual meeting, which took place last week.
According to state Health Department records, roughly 15,000 residents of nursing homes died of the coronavirus since March 2020.
The state Assembly Judiciary Committee is expected to release a report into the Cuomo administration’s nursing home admittance policy.