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 29, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,301 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
107 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,194 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
22 new COVID-19 cases
On Monday, Latimer said “We are still very much in the middle of this pandemic.” Explaining the COVID numbers (which had been dropping) are now flattening, he continued “The numbers are not as encouraging as we hope they would have been.”
The County also announced it will open Glen Island Park to Westchester County residents for pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Tuesday for the first time in a year. The park has been closed since the start of pandemic so it could be used as a State vaccination clinic. The clinic will remain operational.
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: 2,194
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 28th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,372
Numbers of persons tested: 2,377,591
Tested positive: 118,964
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 9,555
New positives today: 459