(PHOTO: Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer during his July 6, 2020 press briefing.)
For Monday, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers:
207 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
3 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 204 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);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 held his COVID-19 briefing from the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains.
Today was going to be Latimer’s last scheduled COVID-19 briefing, but Latimer changed course. In his opening remarks, Latimer said he would continue COVID-19 briefings every Monday for the foreseeable future. Commenting on the recent outbreak in Chappaqua, Latimer said there are now 27 cases attached the the June 20th event broken down to 21 in Chappaqua, 3 in Mt. Kisco, 2 in Bedford and 1 in Pleasantville. “We think its flattened out,” said Latimer in relation to the Chappaqua spread.
Monday is also the last day of Phase Three. Westchester is “scheduled to enter Phase Four tomorrow,” said Latimer on Monday. Phase Four allows for “low risk” outdoor arts and entertainment for up to 50 people.
Phase Four is currently the last of the schedules phases. There is no scheduled phase five so further direction is expected to come via an updated executive order from Governor Cuomo.
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: 1,427
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 July 4th (that’s no new confirmed deaths since the prior update). There is no data from Rye Manor or Vienna Senior Housing.)
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,560
Numbers of persons tested: 291,583
Tested positive: 35,084
% Positive results: 12.0%
Persons tested today: 3,639
New positives today: 41