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9 New, 118 Active, 963 Total COVID-19 Positives in Rye; 1,875 Deaths in Westchester – Thursday, January 28, 2021

George Latimer COVID-19 briefing January 28, 2021

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.

During his briefing Thursday, Latimer spoke again about the prospect of high risk high school sports starting. He along with other county executives in the Hudson Valley are supportive, but at the same time he was clear that the State has directed the decision making authority the the County Department of Health.

It would appear an affirmative decision is imminent to this writer, as the State has said the new policy would be allowed to go into effect this Monday, February 1st.

For Thursday, January 28, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.

963 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
118 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 845 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
9 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: 1,875
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 27th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,039
Numbers of persons tested: 1,742,819
Tested positive: 92,062
% Positive results: 5.3%
Persons tested today: 13,809
New positives today: 839

Westchester - Rye NY COVID dashboard 01-28-2021


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