New York Governor Kathy Hochul Adds to State's Coronavirus Death Tally

New York's new Governor, Kathy Hochul, just announced that she is adding more deaths to the state’s coronavirus death count...

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Hochul released the new information today, adding more than 12-thousand deaths to the total. This all comes after allegations that her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, had intentionally downplayed the numbers.

In a statement, Hochul explained, "We’re now releasing more data than had been released before publicly, so people know the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent with what’s being displayed by the CDC.”

Yesterday -- during his last day in office -- Cuomo put the total number of deaths in the state at just over 43-thousand... But today, the state’s total number of coronavirus deaths is more than 55-thousand.

"There’s a lot of things that weren’t happening, and I’m going to make them happen. Transparency will be the hallmark of my administration," Hochul said. "It's not hard to do. You just get the information out there."

Read the full report on NBC News.

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