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 (this week Latimer’s second briefing will be on Friday). 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 Thursday, February 18, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,059 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
64 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 995 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
5 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: 2,041
Fatalities at Westchester nursing homes – The Osborn Home in Rye is reporting eight (8) confirmed COVID-19 nursing home deaths, two (2) COVID Confirmed Out of Facility Deaths of NH Residents (Hospital-Other), six (6) presumed COVID-19 nursing home deaths and one (1) COVID Confirmed Deaths at ALF (assisted living facility) and four (4) COVID Confirmed Out of Facility Deaths of ALF Residents (Hospital-Other) thru February 17th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,210
Numbers of persons tested: 1,965,625
Tested positive: 103,019
% Positive results: 5.2%
Persons tested today: 11,222
New positives today: 421