(PHOTO: Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer during his December 4, 2020 press briefing.)
For Friday, Westchester reported five new COVID cases in Rye. Here are all the City of Rye numbers:
440 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
95 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 345 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
5 new COVID-19 cases.
With the pick-up in COVID, Latimer has moved his COVID briefings to two times a week, typically Mondays and Thursdays. For whatever reason, Latimer’s second COVID briefing this week was on Friday.
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.
The COVID-19 numbers:
Fatalities of Westchester residents: 1,525
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 29th (that’s no new confirmed deaths since the prior update). There is no data from Rye Manor or Vienna Senior Housing.)
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,666
Numbers of persons tested: 1,136,652
Tested positive: 52,418
% Positive results: 4.6%
Persons tested today: 11,945
New positives today: 628