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Latimer Twice Weekly Briefing: (2 New, 50 Active) 340 COVID-19 Positives in Rye; 1,494 Westchester Resident Deaths – Thursday, November 19, 2020

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(PHOTO: Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer during his November 19, 2020 press briefing, along with deputy boss Ken Jenkins.)

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

340 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
50 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 290 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
2 new COVID-19 cases.

Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer held his twice weekly COVID-19 briefing on Thursday from White Plains along with Deputy Boss Ken Jenkins.

George Latimer 60 Minutes Emergency Operations Center

(PHOTO: Back in March, Rye guy George Latimer was interviewed by 60 Minutes at the County’s Emergency Operations Center.)

Latimer spoke about five new areas in Westchester receiving “Yellow Zone” designation by the State – all or parts of Yonkers, New Rochelle, Ossining, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (in addition to the existing designation of Port Chester as “Orange”). He also reported that the County will reopen its Emergency Operations Center starting Friday in response to the rising COVID numbers. Initially the Emergency Operations Center will be open Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm. It allows for multiple agencies and private partners to coordinate response including agencies such as police, health and social services.

With the pick-up in COVID, Latimer has moved his COVID briefings to two times a week, Mondays and Thursdays. Next week, Thanksgiving week, the briefings will be on Monday and 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: 1,494
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 18th (that’s no new confirmed deaths since the prior update). There is no data from Rye Manor or Vienna Senior Housing.)
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,634
Numbers of persons tested: 993,565
Tested positive: 45,672
% Positive results: 4.6%
Persons tested today: 9,771
New positives today: 337



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