Westchester County Executive Latimer tests positive for COVID-19

The news came just hours after the county executive abruptly canceled his COVID-19 county briefing Monday afternoon.

News 12 Staff

Dec 13, 2021, 8:36 PM

Updated 953 days ago

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer confirmed on Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
The news came just hours after the county executive abruptly canceled his COVID-19 county briefing Monday afternoon.
Latimer says he's doing OK and is isolating at home with mild symptoms.
Here's what we know right now:
George Latimer is vaccinated, but county officials say his positive diagnosis comes after he heard he was exposed to COVID at a community event.
Right now, it's unclear when and where this event was held.
News 12 has also learned that he is continuing his work from home in isolation.
In a statement, his office said, "He is grateful his symptoms are mild thanks to his COVID-19 vaccinations."
This comes as the county imposed a mask mandate for all indoor venues to fight the winter surge of COVID-19 cases.
According to the latest data from the state Department of Health, Westchester County has a positive rate of 3.9%, with more than more than about 460 cases reported on Saturday.
Although this is one of the lowest in the state, it's showing a daunting upward trend back to numbers that haven't been seen since March - a surge that health officials have been warning about.


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