Westchester Covid-19 Cases 12-3-20

Westchester County Covid-19 Cases Rising Week Over Week

The second wave is here. Covid-19 cases have been rising week over week. Westchester County 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 are rising again. Below you will find Westchester County’s Covid-19 cases and micro-cluster information as of December 3, 2020.

Westchester County Covid-19 Active Cases as of 12/3/20

As for December 3, 2020, there are 1,021 new Covid-19 cases in Westchester County. There are currently 5,405 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 1040 active cases. Every municipalities in Westchester County added new Covid-19 cases. Yonkers added the most new Covid-19 cases. Yonkers added 206 new Covid-19 cases. New Rochelle came in second adding 103 new Covid-19 cases. Week over week, Westchester County’s Covid-19 cases continue to rise. A month ago, on November 2, 2020, there were only 1296 active Covid-19 cases. That is an increase of over 4,000 Covid-19 cases in a month!

Westchester Covid-19 Cases 12-3-20
Westchester Covid-19 Cases 12-3-20
Westchester County Covid-19 Cases as of 12-3-20. Source: Westchestergov.com

Westchester County New York Covid-19 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 December 3, 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 NY.gov.

Westchester County Covid-19 Yellow Zone Micro-Clusters

As of December 3, 2020, there are 5 communities in Westchester County designated as Covid-19 Yellow Zone Micro-clusters. The five Covid-19 yellow zone micro-cluster communities in Westchester County are Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Peekskill and Ossining.

Westchester County Covid-19 Orange Zone Micro-Cluster

As of December 3, 2020, there is only one community in Westchester County that is a designated Covid-19 orange zone micro-cluster. Port Chester is the only community in Westchester County with a Covid-19 orange zone micro-cluster designation. As you can see in the map below, there are parts of Rye and Rye Brook that are Covid-19 yellow zones micro-cluster surrounding the Port Chester Orange zone cluster area.

Port Chester Covid-19 Micro Cluster
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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