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 3, 2021, Westchester reported the following City of Rye numbers via the County COVID dashboard.
1,432 total COVID-19 cases since inception;
34 active COVID-19 cases (this assumes the remaining 1,398 have run the average two week contagion cycle and are no longer active);
4 new COVID-19 cases
On Monday, Latimer unveiled I kicked COVID to the curb! – a new campaign Westchester County has launched to encourage Westchester County teens and young adults to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The campaign includes a PSA with New York Knick and Ossining native Obi Toppin and Knick Immanuel “IQ” Quickley.
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: 2,259
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 2nd.
Fatalities in Westchester: 2,439
Numbers of persons tested: 2,707,974
Tested positive: 127,975
% Positive results: 4.7%
Persons tested today: 5,004
New positives today: 62