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 1, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,326 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
101 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,225 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
9 new COVID-19 cases
On Monday, Latimer said “There has definitely been a jump up in the last 48-72 hours in the number of active cases.” Latimer had Dr. Sherlita Amler step up the the mic who raised concerns with large gatherings of people and urged people to be safe in considering gatherings around Passover and Easter. Limits are still 10 indoors and 25 outside. “We are seeing an increase in our numbers over the last week,” said Amler.
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: 2,203
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: 2,380
Numbers of persons tested: 2,408,013
Tested positive: 120,316
% Positive results: 5.0%
Persons tested today: 13,795
New positives today: 584