It turns out that 15,000 people had died in New York nursing homes, as compared to the 8,500 previously disclosed. Part of the reason for that was Cuomo’s decision to allow patients who had been infected with Covid-19 to be placed back into nursing homes.
During that time, Cuomo was releasing self-congratulatory posters about himself:
Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, said they didn’t release the information because they didn’t want it to be used against them.
Assemblyman Ron Kim was on the call with DeRosa when she released those details.