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COVID-19: Playland Park, County Pools In Westchester Set Opening Dates; Latest Rundown Of Cases

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced when parks and pools will be opening this summer. Photo Credit: Jim Maisano Facebook
The Westchester County COVID-19 map on Monday, April 19. Photo Credit: Westchester County

Westchester's pools and amusement parks will be open this summer as the county continues combating the spread of COVID-19. 

County Executive George Latimer announced during a COVID-19 briefing on Monday, April 19 that Rye Playland, Playland Beach, and the county's pools have opening dates scheduled and should remain open during the duration of the summer.

According to Latimer, planned openings include: 

  • Beach openings at Playland and Croton Point Park will be opened beginning on Memorial Day through Tuesday, June 25;
  • Playland Beach will be open seven days a week from June 25 through Labor Day;
  • Croton Point Beach will be open Wednesday through Sundays from June 25 through Labor Day;
  • Saxon Woods, Sprain Ridge, Tibbets Brook, and Wilson's Woods pools will open seven days a week beginning on June 25;
  • Playland Amusement Park will open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays beginning on Wednesday, June 26 with reservations recommended and two set times to limit capacity and clean.

As of Monday, April 19, Latimer said that nearly 50 percent of Westchester residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with more than 30 percent receiving both doses to complete the vaccination series, though the county recently suspended the use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot. 

There have been 198,759 people (2,536 on Sunday, April 18) vaccinated at the Westchester County Center, 43,556 (906 on Saturday, April 17) at Department of Health sites, and 46,363 (1,089 on Wednesday, April 14) at the Yonkers Armory.

In total, 288,678 vaccines have been administered at the three sites, according to the county Department of Health.

There are now 3,896 active COVID-19 cases in Westchester, down from 4,757 a week ago, while the number of patients being treated for the virus in county hospitals is under 200, which Latimer called: "a good sign and is going in a good direction."

In the past week, new virus-related deaths were reported in Westchester, bringing the total to 2,424 - 2,246 county residents - since the pandemic began last year.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Westchester, by municipality, according to the Department of Health on April 19:

  • Yonkers: 861;
  • New Rochelle: 357;
  • Mount Vernon: 346;
  • White Plains: 251;
  • Port Chester: 180;
  • Greenburgh: 169;
  • Yorktown: 161;
  • Cortlandt: 133;
  • Ossining Village: 119;
  • Harrison: 102;
  • Mamaroneck Village: 98;
  • Mount Pleasant: 97;
  • Somers: 88;
  • Peekskill: 79;
  • Dobbs Ferry: 74;
  • Bedford: 68;
  • Eastchester: 60;
  • Rye City: 49;
  • Mamaroneck Town: 43;
  • Sleepy Hollow: 42;
  • Elmsford: 42;
  • Tarrytown: 39;
  • North Castle: 38;
  • Scarsdale: 37;
  • Lewisboro: 34;
  • Pleasantville: 29;
  • Mount Kisco: 29;
  • Tuckahoe: 29;
  • New Castle: 25;
  • Rye Brook: 23;
  • Pelham: 22;
  • Irvington: 21;
  • North Salem: 17;
  • Pound Ridge: 17;
  • Ardsley: 16;
  • Briarcliff Manor: 15;
  • Hastings-on-Hudson: 15;
  • Pelham Manor: 15;
  • Bronxville: 14;
  • Croton-on-Hudson: 13;
  • Ossining Town: 10;
  • Larchmont: 10;
  • Buchanan: 9.

There were 147,583 COVID-19 tests administered in New York on Sunday, April 18, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resulting in 4,339 newly confirmed infections for a 2.94 percent positive infection rate.

As of April 19, there were 3,783 COVID-19 patients being treated in New York hospitals, down more than 200 over the weekend, the lowest number since November last year.

There were 44 new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of more than 40 percent of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 28.4 percent are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, a total of 1,989,268 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of nearly 50 million tests that have been administered. There have been a total of 41,530 virus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic

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