Online Monitoring of Coronavirus in Westchester, NY

Confirmed Cases and Deaths in Westchester, NY from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

Last update
+241 (48h)
40,131
Total Confirmed
No data
Total Recovered
1,470
Total Deaths
Protocol
Please use the screening tool at https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/ to share your symptoms and pre-register for testing.
Hotline
Appointment Needed: Yes
WMCHealth - Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595
914-202-4530
Drive-through
Appointment Needed: Yes
Glen Island Park
Weyman Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805
888-364-3065
Drive-through

Latest Coronavirus News in Westchester, NY

Vying for consumer revenue, Eater serves up new wine subscription play
10/26/2020
Eater's making a play for more national scale consumer revenue with the launch of its new wine club. The post Vying for consumer revenue, Eater serves up new wine subscription play appeared first on Digiday.
Fox News President, Anchors Advised To Quarantine After Possible COVID-19 Exposure  Report
10/26/2020
The president of Fox News and several of its anchors and on air personalities were advised to quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The exposure came from an infected person who was on a chartered flight from N
Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure
10/26/2020
Fox News President Jay Wallace and anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum are among those recommended to get tested and quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, the New York Times first reported Sunday night.The big picture: The Fox News contingent, w
Onondaga County sees spike in COVID-19 cases, raising concerns for businesses - CNYcentral.com
10/26/2020
Restaurants already face a challenge finding ways to innovate and otherwise keep their businesses alive in the colder weather right around the corner. Another major concern is the potential for a second wave in COVID-19 in Onondaga County and Central New York
Infection of Pence aides raises new questions about Trumps virus response
10/26/2020
The outbreak in the vice presidents office is the third to strike the White House, following a small outbreak in May that included Pences spokesperson and a larger explosion of infection in late September after a Rose Garden ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Bar
10/26/2020
Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen Win at Olivier Awards as UK Theaters Remain ShutHollywood ReporterDear Evan Hansen and Leopoldstadt Pick Up Olivier AwardsThe New York Times2020 Olivier Award Winners Announced October 25 on

Dynamics of Coronavirus Spread in Westchester, NY

What Is a Coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a virus belonging to a large family of viruses that cause respiratory problems in humans, ranging from the cold to other more severe diseases.

Its name originates from the Latin word for “crown” and the Ancient Greek korōnè, wreath, and refers to the appearance of the viruses.

Types

  • The most well-known coronaviruses are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or camel flu) and SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2).
  • These viruses are also present in animals such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This virus made its first appearance in Wuhan, China on 31 December, 2019. Several of those infected worked at a seafood market where livestock alongside other animals such as bats and snakes were present. This suggested that the virus was spread from animal to person. It emerged later that a large number of patients had been not been exposed to animals which indicates a person-to-person spread.

Pandemic:

  • Since the outbreak in China, every country on the continent except Antarctica has been fighting to contain the virus.
  • Cases are increasing daily, despite mandated measures such as lockdowns or contact bans.
  • Europe is considered to be at the heart of the spread with countries such as Italy and Spain reporting thousands of fatalities daily.

Vaccines or anti-viral drugs have yet to be discovered to stop the increasing number of fatalities worldwide

How It Spreads

  • Via respiratory droplets, e.g. coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing
  • Via dust
  • Via close contact, e.g. handshakes, surfaces (the virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours)

The most common way that this disease spreads is through close contact with a person who has the infection. Every time a person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets – a single cough can emit as many as 3,000 while a sneeze 10,000. Close contact is within around 6 feet.

Symptoms

Although COVID-19 symptoms may vary from person to person, WHO has provided certain indicators. People who are fit and healthy with no underlying symptoms are most likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Fever – if you feel hot to the touch and have a temperature higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C).
  • Shortness of breath – as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, this is a symptom to be monitored carefully.
  • A dry cough
  • Fatigue
COVID-19 symptoms

How to Prevent

The best way to prevent virus affecting you is to keep up with simple but vital recommendations.

Wash your hands thoroughly:

  • After you’ve been to the bathroom, before preparing food and regularly at all other times.
  • Use soap and water, or if not available, an alcohol-based solution.
  • Sing or hum your favorite melody to make sure you wash your hands for the recommended length of 20 seconds.

Practice ’social distancing’:

  • Skip meeting up with friends and limit contact with household members
  • Work remotely, if possible – check your company’s policies regarding remote working
  • Only go out if you need to go to the shops or to work, but keep at least 6 feet between you and other people– especially important if they’re sneezing or coughing

If you’re sick:

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days – the time it takes for symptoms to appear after exposure to COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Due to limited resources, it is not possible for everyone to get tested. Nevertheless, you can generally request a test from your doctor or health authority if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions (different rules may apply according to your country of residence):

  • Have you been experiencing the above symptoms?
  • Have you travelled to highly affected countries within 14 days of symptoms appearing?
  • Have you been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID19?

Arranging a test:

  • Don’t travel to your doctor’s surgery or local hospital. If you suspect you have coronavirus, you risk infecting others
  • Call your GP who will arrange for you to go to a dedicated test center where they will take a mouth or nose swab
  • Results from the test lab will usually be available in 24-72 hours

Have a story to share? Comment on and ask questions about COVID-19 pandemic in Westchester, NY