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200 COVID-19 Positives in Rye; 1,359 Westchester Resident Deaths – Friday, May 29, 2020

George Latimer COVID-19 briefing May 29, 2020

(PHOTO: Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer during his May 29, 2020 press briefing on COVID-19, broadcast from New Rochelle City Hall.)

For Friday, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers:

200 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
2 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 198 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
0 new COVID-19 cases

Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer delivered his COVID-19 update from New Rochelle City Hall along with New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. “We have not yet made a decision on Playland Amusement Park,” Latimer said in response to a question if the park will open this season. Playland Beach will be open again on Saturday and Sunday for Westchester residents only.

Just like everyone else, Latimer is looking at the NY State COVID-19 tracker for county and state level statistics on the pandemic and at the NY State regional  monitoring dashboard to see our progress towards continued reopening.

Important to note expanded reporting now shows fatality data from all nursing homes in the State, including The Osborn in Rye.

The COVID-19 numbers:

Fatalities of Westchester residents: 1,359
Fatalities at Westchester nursing homes – The Osborn Home in Rye is reporting five (5) confirmed COVID-19 deaths and five (5) presumed COVID-19 deaths thru May 27th (that’s no new confirmed deaths since the prior update). There is no data from Rye Manor or Vienna Senior Housing.)
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,484
Numbers of persons tested: 151,854
Tested positive: 33,349
% Positive results: 22.0%
Persons tested today: 3,203
New positives today: 56

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