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.
On Wednesday, the State did announce to elimination of most of the Yellow and Orange Zone restrictions across the State – including Port Chester’s Orange Zone and all the Yellow Zones in Westchester (including a bit of Yellow Zone that had creeped into Rye, just adjacent to Port Chester).
For Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
954 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
123 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 831 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
4 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 reopening.
The COVID-19 numbers:
Fatalities of Westchester residents: 1,864
Fatalities at Westchester nursing homes – The Osborn Home in Rye is reporting eight (8) 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 26th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,029
Numbers of persons tested: 1,729,010
Tested positive: 91,223
% Positive results: 5.3%
Persons tested today: 8,454
New positives today: 558