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 18, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,237 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
99 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,138 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
9 new COVID-19 cases
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: 2,162
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 18th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,337
Numbers of persons tested: 2,273,706
Tested positive: 114,802
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 13,316
New positives today: 400