Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference on Monday afternoon and he talked about the reported nursing home data that has been the topic of conversation for a couple of weeks.

It's especially been a topic of conversation the last few days after a report on Friday where the Secretary to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa explained how the state hid nursing home data, so the "feds wouldn't find out," according to WGRZ.

Governor Cuomo said that New York State did not cover-up nursing home data deaths. However, Cuomo did acknowledge that state officials should have moved faster in releasing information to lawmakers and the public.

Cuomo said the data has been "fully, publicly, and accurately reported.” He did end the news conference by saying there are still "no excuses" and the state should have disclosed the information earlier.

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Secretary DeRosa said in a statement on Friday regarding the story:

"I was explaining that when we received the DOJ inquiry, we needed to temporarily set aside the Legislature's request to deal with the federal request first. We informed the houses of this at the time. We were comprehensive and transparent in our responses to the DOJ, and then had to immediately focus our resources on the second wave and vaccine rollout. As I said on a call with legislators, we could not fulfill their request as quickly as anyone would have liked."

You can read the full story at WGRZ.

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