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 (Today, he held is briefing on a Tuesday due to yesterday being the Martin Luther King holiday). 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.
During his briefing Tuesday, Latimer discussed the COVID infection rates and the distribution of vaccines. Speaking about the two County vaccination sites, the County Center and the smaller County health clinic, he said “We hope to hit the 10,000 mark in vaccinations by the end of the week.”
For Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
886 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
147 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 739 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);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: 1,806
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 18th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 1,962
Numbers of persons tested: 1,636,125
Tested positive: 85,020
% Positive results: 5.2%
Persons tested today: 9,769
New positives today: 600