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, April 5, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,349 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
94 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,255 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
18 new COVID-19 cases
On Monday, Latimer unveiled a public service announcement from The New York Knicks that encourages residents to get vaccinated. Tom Thibodeau, Head Coach of the New York Knicks said: “I think it’s an important step to take, to get all of our lives back to normal…you’re not only helping yourself, you’re helping all of those people around you.”
Leon Rose, President of the New York Knicks said: “ I really think this step of getting the vaccination is a step for everybody to move forward.”
Scott Perry, General Manager of the New York Knicks said: “The more of us that are vaccinated, the better chance we have of defeating this virus together, because it’s going to take all of us together.” The New York Knicks training facility is located in Greenburgh.
Here is the PSA:
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: [update not available from NY State Monday]
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 30th.
Fatalities in Westchester: [update not available from NY State Monday]
Numbers of persons tested: [update not available from NY State Monday]
Tested positive: [update not available from NY State Monday]
% Positive results: [update not available from NY State Monday]
Persons tested today: [update not available from NY State Monday]
New positives today: [update not available from NY State Monday]