'A grim milestone.' - Westchester surpasses 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19

Latimer says Westchester hit a grim milestone overnight as it surpassed 1,000 deaths. "The impact of this virus has been profound."

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2020, 5:33 PM

Updated 1,545 days ago

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Briefing Notes:
  • Latimer says Westchester hit a grim milestone overnight as it surpassed 1,000 deaths. "The impact of this virus has been profound."
  • Latimer says the death rate has slowed in the last few days. There are 7,679 active cases - less cases today than the last week of March.
  • Latimer says first responders will get priority antibody testing.
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  • Latimer says food bank numbers have jumped dramatically. He salutes Feeding Westchester and other organizations that have stepped up during the pandemic.
  • Latimer: No incidents of crowding at two county golf courses that opened over the weekend.
  • The county executive calls it "foolish" for those who are trying to rush the reopening process. He urges people to use common sense rather than spread false information about COVID-19 treatment drugs.
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