The State’s Revised Nursing Home Death Toll Leaves Many Questions Unanswered


Numbers belatedly released by the Cuomo administration last week pushed New York’s COVID-19 mortality rate in nursing homes from 35th to 13th highest in the U.S., an Empire Center analysis shows.

The new total of almost 13,000 deaths amounts to 14 percent of New York’s pre-pandemic nursing home population, which is 2 points above the national average (see chart).


Author: Bill Hammond

Publication Date: 5 February 2021

Publication Site: Empire Center for Public Policy