A grim milestone.
With six new COVID cases reported today, Rye passed the grim 1K milestone with 1,003 reported COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. That’s 6.4% of our population (estimated at 15,695 people). Many think the reported and tracked numbers only represent a portion of folks that have been or are infected.
“The 1,000 case milestone evokes the suffering of the many of us who have been ill, as well our grief over those who have not recovered,” said Rye Mayor Josh Cohn when asked to comment on the milestone by MyRye.com. “It’s a moment to take stock and take back control: masks, distance, hand-washing and vaccination. We can do this.”
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 Friday, February 5, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,003 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
86 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 917 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
6 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: 1,952
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 February 3rd.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,119
Numbers of persons tested: 1,825,375
Tested positive: 96,465
% Positive results: 5.3%
Persons tested today: 10,614
New positives today: 476