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 25, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,273 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
113 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,160 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
8 new COVID-19 cases
On Thursday, Latimer mentioned under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Assistance is limited to a maximum of $9,000 per funeral. Find out more at FEMA.
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: 2,182
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 23rd.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,359
Numbers of persons tested: 2,330,700
Tested positive: 117,068
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 12,331
New positives today: 404