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 Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
740 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
146 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 594 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
18 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.
The COVID-19 numbers:
Fatalities of Westchester residents: 1,692
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: 1,838
Numbers of persons tested: 1,467,895
Tested positive: 73,381
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 8,878
New positives today: 619