(PHOTO: Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer during his June 29, 2020 press briefing.)
For Monday, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers:
207 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
5 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 202 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
3 new COVID-19 cases
Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer held his COVID-19 briefing from New Castle Town Hall in Chappaqua. He appeared with Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler. The two addressed the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the wake of a June 20 drive-in graduation ceremony for Horace Greeley High School using the incident as a cautionary tale.
Amler explained the tracing procedure where her department calls every positive COVID-19 individual. With the Chappaqua graduation event, 14 attendees with a connection to the event have tested positive. “This particular event happened in Chappaqua – it could of happened anywhere,” said Latimer. “The mask and the social distance are essential everywhere.”
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:1,424
Fatalities at Westchester nursing homes – The Osborn Home in Rye is reporting six (6) confirmed COVID-19 deaths and six (6) presumed COVID-19 deaths thru June 28th (that’s no new confirmed deaths since the prior update). There is no data from Rye Manor or Vienna Senior Housing.)
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,557
Numbers of persons tested: 263,260
Tested positive: 34,798
% Positive results: 13.2%
Persons tested today: 2,560
New positives today: 18