Covid-19 has claimed the life of one Larchmont resident and a man who is hospitalized with the virus is in critical condition, according to Larchmont Mayor Lorraine Walsh.
The death occurred on Friday. No other details about the two virus victims are available at this time.
This comes on the same day that Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced that flags be lowered to half staff at all county buildings and facilities to honor those who have died from the contagion.
Latimer also shared the somber news that the county has received a trailer which will serve as a temporary morgue. “We now have, day after day, more people dying at any singular moment in time than we would expect to have… To have as many die in such a short time there is a practical reality of how we handle the funeral and burial of that individual. We are having to deal with now is a backlog of those who have died and how to handle that process…”
Check here on theLoop often for updates on how the Coronavirus continues to impact the community.
Debra Quintana has been reporting for The Loop for several years. After living in Larchmont for 20 years she and her husband moved to Mamaroneck 3 years ago. Debra was a television news reporter in Texas, Florida, Colorado before moving to New York where she worked at WPIX-TV and WCBS-TV. She currently serves as the manager of The Golden Shoestring in Larchmont.