Westchester County Executive Latimer says 211 have died

Westchester County Executive George Latimer is providing a coronavirus update.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2020, 4:57 PM

Updated 1,510 days ago

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Westchester County Executive Latimer says 211 have died
 
Westchester County Executive George Latimer provided a coronavirus update Monday.
Latimer says he has lowered flags at county buildings to half-staff to honor the 211 lives that have been lost to the virus.  He says there will be a small ceremony later this week to remember those people. He says he can’t order all flags to be lowered to half-staff and that only the governor or president can order that.
A total of 14,294 Westchester residents have tested positive.  He says a large number of them have gone two weeks of not showing any symptoms, and Westchester is no longer leading the state in number of positive tests.
He says that 345 people have been hospitalized.  He is hoping to have more beds open at the County Center this week.
Yonkers has the most cases with 1,393. Other communities that have the most include New Rochelle with 659, Mont Vernon has 583, and Greenburgh has 568. He says there may be a couple days lag in those numbers.
Latimer says the county now has a trailer that is a temporary morgue to handle all the bodies of the people who have passed away.
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