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New York state reports more than 1,700 previously undisclosed COVID-19 deaths

BY , May 5, 2020 9:33 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Workers move bodies to a refrigerated truck from the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The New York Police Department notified the state Department of Health, which oversees funeral homes. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

New York state is now reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities, raising the total in the homes to more than 4,800.

Exactly how many nursing home residents have died remains uncertain despite the state's latest disclosure, as the list doesn't include nursing home residents who were transferred to hospitals before dying.

There have been more than 19-thousand deaths in New York state since the beginning of the outbreak.

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