New NY governor adds 12K deaths to publicized COVID-19 tally

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FILE - In this Wednesday Aug. 11, 2021, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks astatine the authorities Capitol successful Albany, N.Y. Hochul, New York's adjacent governor, is acceptable to instrumentality bureau connected Tuesday, Aug. 24, astatine the changeable of midnight aft Gov. Andrew Cuomo's word extremity astatine 11:59 p.m. connected Monday, Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Kathy Hochul

Posted at 10:23 AM, Aug 25, 2021

and past updated 2021-08-25 11:29:10-04

ALBANY, N.Y. — New Gov. Kathy Hochul promised much authorities transparency connected her archetypal time successful office, and by day’s end, her medication had softly delivered it by acknowledging astir 12,000 much deaths successful the authorities from COVID-19 than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo.

New York present reports 55,395 radical person died of COVID-19 successful the authorities based connected decease certificate information submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up from the astir 43,400 that Gov. Cuomo had reported to the nationalist arsenic of Monday, his past time successful office.

Hochul addressed the taxable portion appearing connected MSNBC's "Morning Joe" connected Wednesday.

"Transparency starting conscionable today, we're present releasing much information than had been released earlier publicly, truthful radical cognize the nursing location deaths and the infirmary deaths are accordant with what's being displayed by the CDC," said Hochul. "There's a batch of things that weren't happening and I'm going to marque them happen. Transparency volition beryllium the hallmark of my administration. It's not hard to do, you conscionable get the accusation retired determination and code them."

The caller governor’s determination follows reporting by The Associated Press successful July astir the Cuomo administration’s usage of a overmuch stricter explanation of COVID-19 than different populous states deed by the pandemic.

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