CORONAVIRUS IN WESTCHESTER: 71 new fatalities since Friday bring death toll to 962

Maya Rajamani
April 27, 2020 - 7:24 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Seventy-one Westchester County residents have died of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the area’s death toll to 962, County Executive George Latimer said Monday. 

    As of Friday, there were a total of 26,633 positive cases — including 8,556 active cases — and 891 deaths in Westchester. Latimer on Monday reported an additional 1,374 positive cases, bringing the county's total to 28,007. 

    As of Monday, there were 8,221 active cases in the county, and 877 people were hospitalized, he noted. 

    “To put that in perspective, that is less active cases of COVID-19 in Westchester County today than existed on March 29,” he said. “So we have made significant improvement in the last month.”

    “It is not yet beaten, and we are concerned about whatever may yet happen in terms of the second wave, but for the moment there’s clearly a downturn and we hope those numbers will continue to drop,” he added. 

    The county executive took a moment during his news conference to remember those who have died since the pandemic began. 

    “These are people who were someone’s mother, someone’s father, someone’s brother, coworker, a person that you grew up with, a person that you may have seen when you go to the local restaurant or the local hardware store,” he said.

    “It could be someone you knew from your church, or synagogue community. It could be a close relative. It could be a spouse.”