Latimer says Westchester is ‘on the right track’ as COVID-19 death rate slows

Westchester County Executive George Latimer is providing a coronavirus update.

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2020, 5:34 PM

Updated 1,513 days ago


Latimer says Westchester is ‘on the right track’ as COVID-19 death rate slows
Updates from County Executive George Latimer
  • There were 28 news deaths from COVID-19 yesterday. It brings the death toll in Westchester to 668.
  • 207 of those deaths are from nursing homes. 43 are from assisted living facilities.
  • Latimer says there is a slowing of the death rate. "We are heading in the right direction."
  • Latimer says if trends continue, they might not need to use additional hospital beds that have been set up.
  • Latimer says he is in favor of the regional strategy for reopening the economy.
  • The government of Westchester County is not just coronavirus response. Other initiatives, including reusable energy projects and the renovation of Memorial Field, are still going forward. "We are continuing to function as a government."
  • Latimer lauds congressional delegation from New York who lobbied hard to get support from federal government to deal with fiscal issues.
  • New census deadline date is Halloween - October 31, 2020.
  • Latimer: No decisions have been made to open pools, beaches or Playland. He says he will wait for guidance from the state on how to open them safely. 
Earlier in the Day, the county executive held a Facebook Live interview with Mayor Andre Rainey.
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