Westchester County Center readies to open as hospital as COVID-19 continues to claim lives

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WHITE PLAINS – A total of 211 people have died in Westchester County from CORVID-19, according to state statistics this past weekend.

There have been 718 people hospitalized with 377 currently institutionalized.

Westchester County Center in White Plains is in the process of being converted into a temporary hospital and County Executive George Latimer said that should be ready to treat patients from across the Hudson Valley in the next week or so.

“There are no walls around Westchester County so if what we are doing is providing beds for all those who need it, and that may also involve someone from outside Westchester County, from Rockland County or Westchester County, Dutchess or Putnam County or New York City, then we want to use every item at our disposal to save a human life and we are not worried too much about the geography,” he said.

The City of Yonkers has the largest number of cases of all municipalities in Westchester. 1,393 testing positive.