Northern Westchester Hospital sees decline in ER patients during coronavirus outbreak

Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco is seeing a 50% drop in emergency room volume since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2020, 7:47 PM

Updated 1,477 days ago

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Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco is seeing a 50% drop in emergency room volume since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 
They normally treat 80 patients per day, but that's down to as few as 30 on a daily basis since April.
Doctors don't believe this is due to people staying healthier, but instead fearing a visit to the hospital could expose them to the coronavirus. They say potential patients are experiencing symptoms of heart attacks, strokes and appendicitis, but waiting as long as possible before getting help.
Doctors told News 12 that the emergency room is safe and that measures are in place to keep patients safe in private rooms. 
Health professionals fear there are untold numbers of people dying at home or risking their long-term health by ignoring serious symptoms.
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