A new report shows that the federal government’s first statistics on coronavirus deaths show that nearly 26,000 people have died nationwide, and not even all of them have died.
The letter to the governor stated that at least 25,923 residents of the nursing home were killed by COVID-19, ABC News.
In addition, according to the Sunday letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Medical Insurance and Medicaid Service Center, at least 449 nursing home staff died from the disease.
As of Monday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University accounted for more than a quarter of the 104,702 coronavirus deaths in the United States.
But federal regulators admit that their number of nursing homes does not include data from some states before May, and may only account for 80% of all medical institutions nationwide.
The letter also pointed out that due to the different ways of tracking coronavirus in each state, the federal number may be “inconsistent with state data, especially state death data.”
According to New York State Department of Health data, as of Sunday, there have been 3,298 confirmed coronavirus deaths.
In addition, an estimated 2,646 people died from COVID-19, causing 5,944 deaths, According to official figures.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been widely criticized for his treatment of nursing homes during the coronavirus crisis, including the controversial directive issued by the Ministry of Health on March 25, which required them to accept patients from infected hospitals.
Cuomo-withdrew the order last month-tried to blame the initial decision for the guidance of the Trump administration.
ABC said that in addition to providing preliminary national death tolls, the letter on Sunday also warned that the federal government plans to crack down on inappropriate infection control measures in nursing homes by increasing inspections and fines.
The total number of deaths mentioned in the letter is much lower than ABC’s 37,600 Earlier estimate In mid-May, the reports of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in only 40 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed.