Remember that Rye guy and Westchester County boss George Latimer moved his COVID-19 briefings from daily to now twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. So no briefing on the other weekdays, but we do expect to continue to post daily COVID-19 counts for Rye and Westchester County for the foreseeable future.
For Saturday, January 2, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
712 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
132 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 580 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
17 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: 1,677
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 1st.
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,822
Numbers of persons tested: 1,443,504
Tested positive: 71,627
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 12,775
New positives today: 1,013