Below is a summary of our call with the County discussing our local government issues which included everything from real estate taxes to shortages of hand sanitizer. County Executive George Latimer discussed the issues with the amount of testing that has been conducted and the number of positive cases in Westchester and NY State.
To put it in perspective the County grew from 785 positive cases last Thursday to 4,691 positive cases as of March 25. The data from the NYS DOH is about two to three days behind the actual numbers which is how long the process takes to work. Currently Westchester has a number of people in the hospital but only a small number in the ICU. We do know that North Salem has four positive cases. The NYS DOH shows our number at two today.
Current Westchester Data
Westchester Cases: 4,691 (+800)
NYS Cases: 30,811 (+5,146)
Westchester Tested: 20,337 (+2,371)
NYS Tested: 103,479 (+12,137)
Statewide Hospitalized: 3,805 (12%)
Statewide ICU: 888 (3% of positives)County Mental Health hotline: 914-995-1900 (8am – 8pm)
County Mental Health text line: 914-461-7281
County Corona Q&A Hotline: 866-588-0195
County Corona FAQ: firstname.lastname@example.org