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11 New COVID-19 Positives in Rye; 2,159 Deaths in Westchester – Thursday, March 18, 2021

George Latimer COVID-19 briefing March 18, 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.

For Thursday, March 18, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.

1,228 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
96 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,132 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
11 new COVID-19 cases

As of March 15, 16.6% of Westchester residents have received both doses of either Moderna or Pfizer or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. At his briefing today, Latimer spoke about COVID, but also addressed hate and bias crimes in wake of the anti-Asian bias shooting in Atlanta. Latimer and District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah launched the #SpeakUpWestchester Campaign designed to encourage residents to speak up if they become victim or witness a hate crime, bias or hate incident.

While hate incidents do not always violate the law, they should always be reported by those targeted and bystanders.

  • If you need emergency assistance call 911
  • If you were the victim of a violent attack, call your local police department.
  • If you were the victim of an incident of bias, hate or discrimination, call the Westchester County Human Rights Commission (914) 995-7710 or email at HumanRights@westchestergov.com.
  • Alternatively, you may report incidents of bias, hate, or discrimination anonymously (or with your contact information) at www.westchestergov.com/biasreporting
  • If you are a victim or witnesses of a hate crime or bias incident call (914) 995-TIPS or visit www.WestchesterDA.net

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: 2,159
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 March 17th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,334
Numbers of persons tested: 2,260,390
Tested positive: 114,402
% Positive results: 5.1%
Persons tested today: 11,794
New positives today: 403

Westchester - Rye NY COVID dashboard 03-18-2021

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