Cuomo, de Blasio can’t agree on how many New Yorkers have died from coronavirus

The governor said last month that he planned to start reporting probable deaths as soon as possible. But as of Wednesday, the state count was still thousands of deaths shy of the city’s. “I don’t think it’s best practice,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine. “New York City is being more transparent in terms of — they’re saying we have these deaths, they’re really unlikely to be anything other than Covid, so we’re calling them Covid.”