GOSHEN – Two more people have died in Orange County as a result of coronavirus-related illnesses, County Executive Steven Neuhaus said on Thursday.
They were the second and third people to succumb to the effects of the deadly virus.
A woman, in her 70s, suffered from pre-existing health issues, he said. Another woman over the age of 90 with pre-existing medical conditions also passed away.
As of Thursday, the county now has 756 positive COVID-19 cases.
Neuhaus said he was prohibited from saying where victims lived or if they were in a nursing home, but he did say she did not pass away in the same nursing home as the first victim, a 99-year-old man, Benjamin Klein. He passed away from complications from pre-existing conditions at the New Windsor Country Inn.
If you are an Orange County resident and have recently traveled outside the county and have questions about COVID-19, you are urged to contact the county health department at 845-291-2330.
Due to the high volume of calls, we encourage residents who have basic questions to visit the Orange County Health Department’s webpage at www.orangecountygov.com/health .
For general questions, residents may contact the State Health Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065 to speak with a health department expert who will answer questions 24 hours a day.