(PHOTO: Latimer at the Westchester Medical Center on Friday, where he received the first dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine.)
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 8, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,138 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
76 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,062 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
6 new COVID-19 cases
Latimer referenced his attendance at the Rye Girls and Rye Boys Varsity basketball games this past Thursday. He also reported getting his first dose of the COVID vaccine at the Westchester County Center this past Friday. Latimer received the Moderna vaccine.
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: 2,128
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 7th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,300
Numbers of persons tested: 2,163,122
Tested positive: 110,600
% Positive results: 5.1%
Persons tested today: 6,666
New positives today: 270