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, May 10, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,443 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
29 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,414 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
2 new COVID-19 cases
On COVID, Latimer said “the numbers continue to show positive direction.” At the news conference and unrelated to COVID, Latimer appeared with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone where the two signed dual Executive Orders that direct their respective County departments to develop plans to convert their vehicle fleets to electric by 2030. Departments are directed to submit plans to the County Executive and requisite departments within the next 90 days to achieve clean and zero-emissions fleets by 2030 or sooner.
The County Executives committed to a joint procurement for electric vehicles and state that the Plans submitted will inform the process to achieve zero-emissions fleets in Suffolk and Westchester Counties.
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: 2,264
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 May 8th.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,444
Numbers of persons tested: 2,759,778
Tested positive: 128,531
% Positive results: 4.7%
Persons tested today: 5,709
New positives today: 57