Westchester County Covid-19 Cases and Micro-clusters

Westchester County Covid-19 cases 11-30-20

Westchester County Covid-19 cases are rapidly rising again. Westchester County was New York’s ground zero early in the pandemic, reporting its first Covid-19 case on March 3, 2020. Then Westchester County was able to control their Covid-19 infection rate and enjoyed a brief plateau in Covid-19 cases during the summer months. However, like so many communities across New York State and across the country, Covid-19 cases in Westchester County is rapidly rising again. Below you will find Westchester County’s Covid-19 cases and micro-cluster information as of November 30, 2020.

Westchester County Covid-19 Active Cases

As for November 30, 2020, there are 2,246 new Covid-19 cases in Westchester County. There are currently 4,925 active Covid-19 cases in Westchester County with almost 20% of Westchester’s active Covid-19 cases in Yonkers. Yonkers has the most active Covid-19 cases in Westchester County with 965 active cases. Week over week, Westchester County’s Covid-19 cases continue to rise. Two weeks ago on November 16, 2020, there were only 2795 active Covid-19 cases in Westchester County. A month ago, on October 30, 2020, there were only 1239 active Covid-19 cases. That is an increase of over 3500 Covid-19 cases in the month of November.

Westchester County Covid-19 Cases 11-30-20
Westchester County Covid-19 Cases 11-30-20
Westchester County Covid-19 Cases As of November 30, 2020

Westchester County Covid-19 Postivity Rate

According to George Latimer’s November 30th press briefing, he said Covid-19 positivity rate for the last 24 hours was 5.6%. This is compared to a long stretch in late spring and summer when Covid-19 positivity rate for Westchester County was under 1%. Now it’s been in the high 4% to 5% levels.

“The Covid-19 numbers in Westchester County continue to rise, they continue to be alarming numbers.”

George Latimer, Westchester County Executive, in his November 30, 2020 Press Briefing

Westchester County Covid-19 Hospitalization Level

Hospitalization levels in Westchester County have been rising as well. As of Saturday 11/28, there were 244 people hospitalized versus 168 people hospitalized a week ago. Just for perspective, a month ago on 10/30, there were only 41 people hospitalized in Westchester County. Hospital bed capacity is 3000 in Westchester County. As of right now, there is still sufficient hospital capacity and the county have not reached 10% of hospital bed capacity.

Westchester County Covid-19 Death Toll

Sadly, Westchester County lost 15 individuals last week, a total of 42 individuals in the last month.

Westchester County New York Micro-Clusters

New York State has identified micro-clusters and categorizes them into color-coded zones with corresponding levels of restrictions based on severity: Red Zones, Orange Zones, and Yellow Zones.

Below you will find the restrictions by micro-cluster zone (updated on November 30, 2020)

RED ZONEORANGE ZONEYELLOW ZONE
Non-Residential Gatherings
Prohibited

10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors25 people maximum, indoors and outdoors
Residential GatheringsProhibited10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors
House of WorshipLesser of:
25% of maximum capacity
10 people
Lesser of:
33% of maximum capacity
25 people
50% of maximum capacity
BusinessesNon-essential businesses are closed Certain high-risk non-essential businesses (eg., gyms, fitness centers and classes, barber shops, hair salons, personal care services) are closed.Open
DiningTakeout or Delivery OnlyOutdoor dining, takeout or delivery only, 4 person maximum per table, and bars and restaurants close at 10:00pm for on-premises consumptionIndoor and outdoor dining permitted, 4 person maximum per table; bars and restaurants close at 10:00pm for on-premises consumption
SchoolsClosed*
Remote-only
Closed*
Remote-only
Open
20% weekly testing of in-person students and faculty
*Schools may reopen if they follow new guidelines that require mass testing in schools before they reopen followed by vigilant symptom and exposure screening conducted daily. Micro-cluster zone guidelines do change, for the latest, check the New York State Site.

Westchester County Covid-19 Yellow Zones

As of November 30, 2020, there are 5 communities in Westchester County designated as Covid-19 Yellow Zones. The five Covid-19 yellow zone communities in Westchester County are Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Peekskill and Ossining.

Tarrytown Covid-19 Micro-Cluster Map: Updated Nov 19 – Tarrytown has seen an increase in positivity rates and number of daily cases, meeting the metrics for precautionary yellow zone.
New Rochelle Covid-19 Micro-cluster Map: Updated Nov 19 – New Rochelle has seen an increase in positivity rates and number of daily cases, meeting the metrics for precautionary yellow zone.
Yonkers Covid-19 Micro-Cluster Map: Updated Nov 19 – Yonkers has seen an increase in positivity rates and number of daily cases, meeting the metrics for precautionary yellow zone.
Peekskill Covid-19 Micro-Cluster Map: Updated Nov 19 – Peekskill has seen an increase in positivity rates and number of daily cases, meeting the metrics for precautionary yellow zone.
Ossining Covid-19 Micro-Cluster Map: Updated Nov 19 – Ossining has seen an increase in positivity rates and number of daily cases, meeting the metrics for precautionary yellow zone.

Westchester County Covid-19 Orange Zones

As of November 30, 2020, there is only one community in Westchester County that is a designated Covid-19 orange zone. Port Chester is the only community in Westchester County with a Covid-19 orange zone designation. As you can see in the map below, there are parts of Rye and Rye Brook that are Covid-19 yellow zones surrounding the Port Chester Orange zone cluster area.

Below you will find the orange zone Covid-19 micro-cluster map for Westchester County.

Port Chester Cluster Zones Updated Nov 11 – The 7-day average positivity rate in Port Chester has been above 3 percent for 10 days, meeting the metrics for an orange warning zone declaration. 

New Covid-19 case levels and hospitalization levels in Westchester County are now back to May level numbers. Unfortunately, the progress made during the summer months, have been lost. Westchester County Covid-19 cases are rapidly rising.

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