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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Residents April 17, 2020

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Dear Residents:

Here is what’s new.

New York state now has close to 222,284 positive cases. The total number tested in the County is 65,268; the number of people who have tested positive in Westchester is 21,828. There are currently 1,119 Westchester residents who are hospitalized in the County. There are approximately 3000 total hospital beds in the county. Based on data received from the county the

number of people who have tested positive and reside at addresses within the City of White Plains is 902. If you have recovered from the coronavirus, you are encouraged to donate your plasma. Please see the NY blood center’s website at to fill out the donor request form. The demand is high and you may save a life. El Centro Hispano provided bags of groceries to almost 400 families yesterday, and today I visited the George Washington School and Ecumenical Pantry at Slater Center distributions. Grace Church also did a food distribution today. I’d like to give a shout out to the volunteers and to our police department for helping to make sure the events ran smoothly. Our community is stepping up in a time of need. If you would like to help please email As you know, I signed an order requiring face coverings that cover your nose and mouth be worn in businesses and other locations by patrons and employees. Face coverings don’t change social distancing requirements, but they may help to reduce transmission of the virus. If you are having difficulty getting a face covering email us at The data continues to suggest that we have reached a plateau in terms of new cases of Covid19. We still need to control the rate of infection to stop the spread. Your actions are making a difference; keep it up, WP.

Remember we are standing together by staying apart!

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