New York releases nursing home COVID-19 death data, responds to lawmakers' questions 6 months later

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s top health official provided answers late Wednesday about the state’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes — six months after lawmakers sought the information. Senate Democrats released a 16-page letter State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker provided in response to a list of questions legislators sent to the Cuomo administration official last summer. “While we appreciate that our letter from August 2020 has finally been answered and, two weeks ago, nursing home data was released, it is unacceptable that it took so long,” a trio of top Senate Democrats said in a stat…

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