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, April 15, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,387 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
61 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,326 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
4 new COVID-19 cases
Latimer said “The numbers look good” at his Thursday update. Latimer reported 292,363 People with completed vaccine series, 431,368 people with at least one vaccine dose (44.6% of 967,612 county residents).
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: 2,238
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 April 14th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,415
Numbers of persons tested: 2,552,349
Tested positive: 124,881
% Positive results: 4.9%
Persons tested today: 12,035
New positives today: 346