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 4, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,132 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
73 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,059 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
2 new COVID-19 cases
Latimer appeared at O Mandarin restaurant in Hartsdale to raise awareness against the Asian American community. He also reported he will get his first COVID shot tomorrow. “I’ll join the club with my first shot tomorrow,” said Latimer. He also disclosed his plans to attend the Girls and Boys Rye Garnet basketball games Thursday afternoon.
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: 2,116
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 3rd.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,285
Numbers of persons tested: 2,121,105
Tested positive: 109,038
% Positive results: 5.1%
Persons tested today: 12,451
New positives today: 415