The Orange County Health Department on Thursday reported the second death in Orange County as a result of COVID-19.
The deceased was an Orange County resident over the age of 70 with multiple pre-existing medical conditions. As of Thursday, Orange County now has 756 positive COVID-19 cases.
“We are saddened to learn that another Orange County resident has died as a result of COVID-19,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to both of their families. We are also extremely grateful for those who are providing essential medical services to patients during this time. We continue to urge the community to practice vigilance, social distancing and public health hygiene in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.”
If you are an Orange County resident and have recently traveled outside the County and have questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Orange County Department of Health 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.
In addition, for general questions, residents may also contact the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 2019 Novel Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to speak with a NYSDOH expert who will answer questions. This is open 24 hours a day.