Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials in his administration face allegations they covered up the true death toll due to COVID-19 in nursing homes. The state’s tally of deaths in nursing homes had excluded those confirmed in hospitals after residents had been transferred there. Federal and state officials have launched investigations into the Cuomo administration to determine the extent to which the state health department withheld the true death count.
Here is a timeline of the controversy:
March 1 — The first case of COVID-19 in New York state is confirmed.