CARMEL, N.Y. - The number of COVID-19 deaths in Putnam County has risen to 14 and the number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases now stands at 402, according to a county Department of Health and Putnam Hospital Center report released Tuesday, April 7. That’s up from the 256 confirmed cases and 11 deaths that were reported on Friday.

County Executive MaryEllen Odell has ordered all U.S. flags on county properties to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of all those who have been lost to COVID-19.

“We are a small county, and these are not just numbers to us, the people we have lost are our friends and loved ones,” Odell said. “We will honor their memories as we continue to be vigilant against the spread of this virus.”

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The flags will be lowered from April 8 until further notice.

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