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Latimer Twice Weekly Briefing: (11 New, 51 Active) 352 COVID-19 Positives in Rye; 1,500 Westchester Resident Deaths – Monday, November 23, 2020

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(PHOTO: Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer during his November 23, 2020 press briefing.)

For Monday, Westchester reported a eleven new COVID cases in Rye. Here are all the City of Rye numbers:

352 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
51 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 301 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
11 new COVID-19 cases.

Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer held his twice weekly COVID-19 briefing on Monday from White Plains. Latimer reviewed the COVID numbers saying “it is a serious rise” and continuing “the numbers are not good.” He discussed the various “Orange Zone” and “Yellow Zone” designations across areas in the County, acknowledging again the City of Rye has a small “Yellow Zone” adjacent to its Port Chester border.

Latimer then went on to announce he has named former County Legislator Richard Wishnie Acting Commissioner and the County’s Assistant Director of Operations Susan Spear Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services.

With the pick-up in COVID, Latimer has moved his COVID briefings to two times a week, Mondays and Thursdays. This week, Thanksgiving week, the second briefing will be on Wednesday.

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: 1,500
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 November 22nd (that’s no new confirmed deaths since the prior update). There is no data from Rye Manor or Vienna Senior Housing.)
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,641
Numbers of persons tested: 1,031,624
Tested positive: 47,262
% Positive results: 4.6%
Persons tested today: 8,343
New positives today: 421



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