Latimer: More than 4,700 COVID-19 cases in Westchester County as region awaits surgePosted: Updated:
Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 cases are growing. There are more than 4,700 in the county.
New Rochelle has the most cases, but officials say the rise has slowed down due to containment and social distancing.
Greenburgh, Mount Vernon and White Plains also have some of the higher numbers within Westchester. Latimer says that more resources will be needed as the county closes in on 5,000 cases.
Hospitals across the state are being asked to expand their capacity by at least 50%. That's why Westchester County Center is currently being fitted for hospital beds. They will likely be used within the next several weeks to accommodate overflow patients.
Latimer says the region has not seen the front end of the COVID-19 surge yet, and it’s not clear how high it will go or how long it will last.
Westchester County has released all the cases per municipality:
Briarcliff Manor 9
Dobbs Ferry 16
Mamaroneck Town 18
Mamaroneck Village 18
Mount Kisco 20
Mount Pleasant 32
Mount Vernon 89
New Castle 13
New Rochelle 234
North Castle 13
North Salem 2
Ossining Town 7
Ossining Village 47
Pelham Manor 12
Port Chester 51
Pound Ridge 1
Rye Brook 17
Rye City 15
Sleepy Hollow 19
White Plains 74
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