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 Thursday, Westchester County passed the 2,000 mark of those lost to the global COVID-19 pandemic, with 2,002 dead. The County is also just at the cusp of 100,000 residents testing positive for the virus with 99,984 positives. “Both of these numbers give you the idea of the breadth of the pandemic,” said Latimer.
In closing, Latimer reminded all the men in the County that Sunday is Valentine’s Day. “You may forget it, but she will not.” An important warning and piece of advice.
For Thursday, February 11, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,031 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
70 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 961 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);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: 2,002
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-19 adult care facility death and four (4) COVID Confirmed Out of Facility
Deaths of ALF Residents (Hospital-Other) thru February 10th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,168
Numbers of persons tested: 1,891.489
Tested positive: 99,984
% Positive results: 5.3%
Persons tested today: 14,518
New positives today: 675