Latimer: Westchester COVID-19 death toll reaches 315

Westchester County Executive George Latimer provided a coronavirus update Wednesday afternoon.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2020, 4:30 PM

Updated 1,506 days ago

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Latimer: Westchester COVID-19 death toll reaches 315
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Westchester County Executive George Latimer provided a coronavirus update Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATES:
- Executive Latimer opens his address to remember former state Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.
- 15,887 COVID-19 cases in Westchester - 50,000+ tests
- Total county deaths reach 315.
- CASES -- Yonkers: 1,913, New Rochelle: 870, Mt. Vernon: 805. Greenburgh: 699, White Plains: 483, Mt. Pleasant: 481, Port Chester: 355, Ossining: 321, Pound Ridge: 7.
- Latimer: 3,000+ hospital rooms in WC, so numbers are still sufficient to handle cases right now.
- Latimer toured the County Center, saw the construct of the 110 beds, 'incredible to see.'
- Economic Development Team has made efforts to see impacts on local businesses -- 60% say they have not laid off staff, but 70% believe they'll need major assistance.
- Latimer: Leaving parks officials to disperse people who are not social distancing in open public areas. Says often, people respond to orders.
- Latimer stresses that he's seen gloves, masks discarded in public places, that residents need to properly dispose of these items.
- Latimer: 'We'll get through this with resilience and stamina,' warns against hoping for a cure that might not be coming for awhile.
CORONAVIRUS TRACKER - Cases in the tri-state area
CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION: What you can do to protect yourself


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