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 Monday, March 22, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,255 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
109 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,146 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
21 new COVID-19 cases
On Monday, Latimer announced that Westchester is offering free transportation service to senior citizens and disabled residents who are not registered with ParaTransit, who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The transportation service is not limited to County-run vaccination sites only; any senior citizen or disabled person may use the service for any location, including appointments at local pharmacies.
If you would like to take advantage of the transportation service, call ParaTransit at 914-995-7272 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make a reservation, 24-hours prior to your vaccination date. Latimer said: “A disability should never prevent you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn. Please take advantage of this free transportation service offered by our ParaTransit office, and when you are eligible, get vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
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: 2,171
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 21st.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,336
Numbers of persons tested: 2,303,099
Tested positive: 115,935
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 7,363
New positives today: 372