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 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 ZONE||ORANGE ZONE||YELLOW ZONE|
|10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors||25 people maximum, indoors and outdoors|
|Residential Gatherings||Prohibited||10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors||10 people maximum, indoors and outdoors|
|House of Worship||Lesser of:|
25% of maximum capacity
33% of maximum capacity
|50% of maximum capacity|
|Businesses||Non-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|
|Dining||Takeout or Delivery Only||Outdoor dining, takeout or delivery only, 4 person maximum per table, and bars and restaurants close at 10:00pm for on-premises consumption||Indoor and outdoor dining permitted, 4 person maximum per table; bars and restaurants close at 10:00pm for on-premises consumption|
20% weekly testing of in-person students and faculty
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.
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.
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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