Hospitals can't discharge coronavirus patients to nursing homes: Gov. Cuomo


The New York Times consistently criticized the Trump administration for its pandemic response, but it has not done the same with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The New York Times based these figures off of official confirmations obtained by states, counties and the facilities themselves, and are said to "almost certainly represent an undercount of the true" death toll.

"This would be really painful news and would open up an entirely different chapter, because I can't tell you how many people I spoke to who took peace and solace in the fact that children were not getting infected", Cuomo said. First announced by the Governor on April 27th, the Nourish New York Initiative provides relief by purchasing food and products from Upstate farms and directs them to the populations who need them most through New York's network of food banks.

All nursing home staff must be tested twice a week for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and hospitals may not discharge any COVID-19 patient to a nursing home until the patient tests negative, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

While acknowledging that everyone was facing economic uncertainty and hardships, Cuomo said the state needed to take action to protect those who are most vulnerable, many of whom are anxious about losing a place to live. "You see how that number is infuriatingly constant".

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The number of deaths in NY reached 21,271 on Saturday, up 226 from the day before and by far the most in the nation.

If those criteria are met, the state would issue an executive order allowing that region to start the reopening process, state officials said. New and total hospitalizations, as well as intensive care cases, continued to drop.

Every region must have the health care capacity to handle a potential surge in cases, with at least 30 percent total hospital and ICU beds available. Most of the illness and death continues to be in New York City and its immediate suburbs. I understand it exists all across the country, but not NY.

"It's not going to happen statewide", the governor said. If a nursing home can not provide proper care, the patient must be transferred to the state, which he said has ample available hospital beds. "Rather than wait for the whole state to be ready, we will reopen on a regional basis". "They work", he said.

Cuomo says if a nursing home can not provide the appropriate care of COVID-19 patients, they must call the Department of Health and get that resident into an appropriate facility, "If a nursing home operator does not follow these procedures, they will lose their license".