‘The last thing we wanted to do’: Cuomo regrets New York nursing home death data ‘void’


Governor Andrew Cuomo admitted Monday that mistakes were made in the state’s disclosure of data regarding COVID-19 deaths in New York state’s nursing homes, but shook off allegations of wrongdoing.

During an afternoon press conference, Cuomo offered a thorough defense of his administration in the wake of another tabloid’s bombshell report that Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, apologized to state lawmakers for withholding from them the COVID-19 death data while they responded to requests last year from the federal Department of Justice.