(PHOTO: Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer during his October 5, 2020 press briefing.)
For Monday, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers:
238 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
5 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 233 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
1 new COVID-19 case.
Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer held his weekly COVID-19 briefing from the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains. Speaking about President Trump, Latimer said “We hope he recovers fully – he and his wife.” Latimer reported limited resumption of commercial flights at Westchester County airport (HPN) with flights running to Florida as of October 1st and flights to North Carolina starting October 7th. He also reminded folks he is delivering this third annual State of the County speech this Thursday at 7pm. It was originally planned for April, but delayed due to COVID-19.
Just like everyone else, county executives look 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: 1,457
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 October 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: 1,590
Numbers of persons tested: 693,358
Tested positive: 38,515
% Positive results: 5.6%
Persons tested today: 4,438
New positives today: 40