CARMEL, N.Y. - The first responders of Putnam County paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center on Saturday, April 11, with a parade that began at Putnam Plaza in Carmel (Tops supermarket) and proceeded to the hospital. There, the hospital staff came outside and received a standing ovation from firefighters, EMS workers, emergency services staff members and area residents for the work they’re doing on the front lines - helping patients who are suffering from COVID-19. As of Monday, Putnam County has had 942 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 39 deaths as a result of the virus.