Why is there a discrepancy in the reported deaths associated with COVID-19 in New York?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately 54,000 deaths due to COVID. However, the state’s count, put together by the state Department of Health sits at 43,000.
People who died at home, hospice, state prisons, or other state-run facilities are not included. The total also excludes people who likely died from COVID but were not tested and diagnosed.