Hochul: Covid Deaths are Much Higher. That is the news from her new administration. The number of fatalities has been restated to 55,000. That is 12,000 more than reported by Cuomo. Commenting on the tally, the Governor said the public deserves a clear, honest picture. She vowed to tell the truth and restore confidence. She pledged transparency in her regime. That comes as a breath of fresh air after the lying and double dealing of Cuomo and his cronies. The deliberate and conscious under statement of those who perished is potentially criminal. It is glaring evidence of how the former administration sought to deceive the public. Hochul: Covid Deaths are Much Higher. We hope the truthfulness and candor of the new Governor will carry forward in all her pronouncements.