New York reported nearly 12,000 more deaths with COVID-19 on Tuesday under new Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The state is now reporting 55,395 COVID-19 deaths, up from 43,415.
“We’re now releasing more data than had been released before publicly so people know, the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent what’s being displayed by the CDC,” or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hochul said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
There were “a lot of things that weren’t happening” during the Andrew Cuomo administration, she added.
Hochul’s office is making a distinction between the two sets of numbers. The lower number is the total deaths as reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and adult care facilities. The higher number is compiled through provisional death certificate data reported by New York state and New York City to the CDC.