(PHOTO: George Latimer at his COVID-19 briefing January 4, 2021.)
On Monday, Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer held his first COVID-19 briefing for 2021. He warned “the number for the coronavirus continue to rise”. Latimer pointed to 9,389 active cases across the County saying “we are not far from the peak” back in April when the County had 12,000 active cases. Just before Thanksgiving there were only 6,000 active cases.
For Monday, January 4, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
722 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
131 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 591 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
11 new COVID-19 cases
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: 1,683
Fatalities at Westchester nursing homes – The Osborn Home in Rye is reporting seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 nursing home deaths, six (6) presumed COVID-19 nursing home deaths and one (1) COVID-19 adult care facility death thru January 3, 2021.
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,828
Numbers of persons tested: 1,459,017
Tested positive: 72,762
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 7,180
New positives today: 544