RIDGEWAY COUNTRY CLUB PROPERTY SOLD TO BRIDGEHAMPTION UPSCALE DEVELOPER. LUXURY HOUSING PLANNED

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WPCNR SOUTHEND TIMES. November 30, 2021:

The Westchester Business Journal reported this afternoon that the French American School of New York owners of the former Ridgeway Country Club property on Ridgeway Avenue in White Plains have sold the property to Farrell Reality of Bridgehamptom, New York. The entire country was sold. The owner of the property is quoted by Business Journal reporter Peter Katz confirming the sale, saying:

“Given the limited inventory of new construction homes in Westchester County and the resurgence of demand for suburban housing following the pandemic, Ridgeway is the perfect opportunity for the Farrell brand to enter the market. We look forward to working with the City of White Plains on the project which will generate substantial tax revenue for the community.”

Pictured below from the Farrell Building Company website are typical custom home styles the company builds in the Hamptons, Florida and New York. Their website is www.FarrellBuilding.com

The sale announced the very last day for either party, the French American School or the City of White Plains to notify the Appellate Court in Brooklyn that either was no longer interested in fighting the Gedney Association appeal of the Common Council decision to approve the development of a new French American School campus on the property.

The dispute over the legal use of the property as an “institution” has lasted 11 years. Now a ruling by the Appellate Court will no be made on whether a condition issued decades in the past would continue to be enforecable will not be either upheld or denied at least in this classic case. It is a legal sara of how a neighborhood by summoning the expert legal strategist, Dan Seidel to deliver an argument that induced the Appellate Court to agree to hear arguments in the case, growing out of Judge Joan Lefokowitz’s decision to throw out the Gedney Association original challenge.

The reuslt of over a decade of neighborhood resistance has resulted in FASNY, depending on what Farrell Realty pays them may recoup their losses.

The Westchester Business story can be read at https://westfaironline.com/143137/breaking-news-french-american-school-sells-white-plains-property/

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MAKING 100 YEAR OLD SEWERS NEW AGAIN–PAINLESS CONVIENIENT LINING EMPLOYED BY CITY OF WHITE PLAINS TO ELIMINATE MASSIVE DIGOUT AND REPLACE OPERATION

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Photographs of the Day: It’s sunrise and Green Mountain is installing vinyl sewer linings.
White vinyl tube is shown in center of picture is being fed into Havilands Lane sewer.
The vinyl supply truck is in center of picture. A heating truck is on the left.
Green Mountain technician feeds the vinyl tube into the hundreds of feet of the Havilands Manor sewer line.
The supply truck on left heats the vinyl affixing the tube to the inner walls of the sewer.
The vinyl miracle, we believe saves millions and disruption of neighborhoods from digging up roads and replacing the sewer pipelines. While the sewer is being reconditioned, a temporary drain is fixed to each residence house-to-sewer pipe to carry off effluent from the house. Homes are not supposed to use plumbing for six hours during the process.

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY POSITIVE CASES SLOW PACE OF SPREAD: 2/3 LESS THAN PREVIOUS SPREAD RATE OF NEW PERSONS INFECTED TWO WEEKS AGO

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WPCNR COVID MONITOR. From NY Covid Tracker. Observations by John F. Bailey. November 30, 2021:

There is no doubt that the Fourth Wave of Covid misery is gaining momentum.

In Thanksgiving week between Sunday November 21 and Saturday, November 27, 1,086 Westchester residents tested positive for covid out of 45,729 tested, a positive infection rate of 2.4%

That percentage of spread is 2,000 persons less than the expected number of increased infections from two weeks ago ended November 13.

Those 751 persons tested positive in 50,248 tests ended November 13–1 person infected 5 persons during that week, when the average infection rate was 1.5. At the end of Saturday, November 27, 14 days later those 751 infections from November 13 had resulted in 1,086 new cases, indicating by dividing 1,086 by 751 an infection rate of 1 new infected person 2 weeks spreading the disease to 5 persons (1:446 additional infections.)

If you multiply 5 persons by 751, you get over 3,755 new infections. The new persons testing positive two weeks ago produced 1,086 new infections. This is solid confidence the vaccinations are working and limiting the spread.

However in two weeks, the 1086 infections this week if we continue at the 1 person infects 5 spread rate (based on how many new infections resulted from the infected two weeks), or if it increases (given that we have not seen all the infections of two weeks ago impact due to dates when they test positive), you would have possibly 3,000 infections last week if the vaccination effectiveness number of persons vaccinated and Under-12s vaccinated continues on the upswing it will definitely slow the the spread from one new infection to the other because less people will be infected.

The positive lower number of infections than expected, 1086, rather than 3,000 as the spread rate of two weeks ago would tell us, indicates Westchester is vaccinating at a rate that is limiting infections or those unvaccinated are being more careful.

Nevertheless, cases continue to multiply each week.

10 weeks ago at the end of the week of September 26, Westchester reported 695 cases. As of the week ended November 13, Saturday we had 751 new cases, a minor increase. As of November 20 8 weeks later, Westchester went back over 1,000 cases a week at 1,108 and on November 27 the county is again in at 1,086 cases.

The last time we were at 1,000 cases was the week of September 12 to 18 (2 weeks after Labor Day).

On Sunday, November 28, the increase in new positives started the new week with 167 testing positive of 3,995, a 4.2% infection rate, but this was a very small test quantity. Westchester is averaging 155 new infections a day last week, despite the lower number of expected infections.

Governor Hochul also reinstated statewide masking indoors which may, if observed and enforced, tamp down the surge back over 1,000 infections a week in Westchester County. The entire Mid-Hudson Region including Westchester is seeing more infections paticularly in all the counties surrounding Westchester, but Westchester leads all 7 counties in infections the latest numbers FOR THE DAY OF Sunday November 28:

MIDHUDSON REGION NOVEMBER 28 SUNDAY INFECTIONS

WESTCHESTER: 167 INFECTIONS IN 3,995 tests 4.2 Infection Rate

ORANGE 128 INFECTIONS IN 1,735 TESTS, 7.4%

DUTCHESS 77 INFECTIONS IN 1,243 TESTS 6.2%

ULSTER 51 INFECTIONS IN 754 TESTS 6.8%

ROCKLAND 48 INFECTIONS IN 974 TESTS 4.9%

SULLIVAN – 41 INFECTIONS IN 357 TESTS 11.5%

TOTAL MID-HUDSON INFECTIONS: 543

The counties surrounding New York City, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties have exceeded New York City infections for 14 of the last 19 days, with Nassau and Suffolk County averaging over 1,200 cases a day, DOUBLE the infections of all seven counties in the Mid-Hudson region.

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Governor Hochul: New York State 68% FULLY VACINATED. EMERGENCY ORDER: ALL MUST MASK UP INDOORS. STATE POSITIVE TESTS REACH 4.1% FOR LAST 7 DAYS. HOSPITALIZATIONS RISING; INTUBATIONS UP! UPSTATE COUNTIES RISE IN INFECTIONS. THE 7 MID-HUDSON COUNTIES AND NASSAU-SUFFOLK OUTPACE NEW YORK CITY 5 BOROUGHS IN NEW IN NEW INFECTIONS FOR 14 OF LAST 18 DAYS SINCE NOV. 11. NASSAU-SUFFOLK COUNTIES AVERAGING 1,200 NEW POSITIVES OVER WEEKEND DOUBLE THE 560 NEW CASES IN 7 MID-HUDSON COUNTIES.

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WPCNR GOVERNOR’S CORONA VIRUS REPORT. From Governor Hochul’s Press Office. November 30, 2021:

“With the arrival of winter when more people are traveling and gathering indoors, and the emergence of the Omicron variant, we are reminded that we cannot let our guard down in our fight to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “We are not defenseless, vaccinations and testing are the best tools we have in preventing further spread of the virus and its variants. If you have yet to get your vaccine, go out and do so as soon as you can and if you’re due for your booster, doses are readily available across the state. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe as we head into the winter season.”


Monday’s data is summarized briefly below:


· Test Results Reported – 99,430

· Total Positive – 5,277
· Percent Positive – 5.31%

· 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 4.12%
· Patient Hospitalization – 2,829 (+73)
· Patients Newly Admitted – 335
· Patients in ICU – 556 (+18)
· Patients in ICU with Intubation – 304 (+6)
· Total Discharges – 215,237 (+237)
· New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 41
· Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 46,484

The Health Electronic Response Data System is a NYS DOH data source that collects confirmed daily death data as reported by hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities only.


· Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 59,168


This daily COVID-19 provisional death certificate data reported by NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC includes those who died in any location, including hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, at home, in hospice and other settings.


· Total vaccine doses administered – 29,683,176
· Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 56,924
· Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 533,203
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 85.8%
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 78.3%
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.3%
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 80.5%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 74.1%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 66.4%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 77.5%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 68.2%

Each region’s 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows:

RegionFriday, November 26, 2021Saturday, November 27, 2021Sunday, November 28, 2021
Capital Region51.3750.4649.60
Central New York45.7440.9740.84
Finger Lakes59.6054.8854.27
Long Island31.2133.3134.30
Mid-Hudson23.4823.9924.38
Mohawk Valley59.3456.5556.40
New York City16.0116.4816.43
North Country53.5352.7153.53
Southern Tier52.7647.8248.38
Western New York72.5168.1565.25
Statewide32.0031.4831.39

Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

RegionFriday, November 26, 2021Saturday, November 27, 2021Sunday, November 28, 2021
Capital Region7.08%7.62%7.75%
Central New York6.90%6.68%6.84%
Finger Lakes9.41%9.61%9.62%
Long Island4.43%4.62%4.78%
Mid-Hudson3.30%3.39%3.51%
Mohawk Valley9.25%9.30%9.51%
New York City1.69%1.81%1.85%
North Country8.33%8.92%9.08%
Southern Tier5.39%5.81%5.92%
Western New York10.15%10.30%10.24%
Statewide3.95%4.05%4.12%


Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Borough in NYCFriday, November 26, 2021Saturday, November 27, 2021Sunday, November 28, 2021
Bronx1.60%1.73%1.82%
Kings1.60%1.70%1.70%
New York1.30%1.34%1.37%
Queens2.14%2.34%2.40%
Richmond2.74%2.98%3.02%


Yesterday, 5,277 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,696,277. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive 
Albany34,29372 
Allegany5,95122 
Broome28,14286 
Cattaraugus9,93234 
Cayuga9,68027 
Chautauqua14,89861 
Chemung12,78141 
Chenango5,52719 
Clinton8,06346 
Columbia5,68117 
Cortland6,07320 
Delaware4,36622 
Dutchess37,87577 
Erie124,141340 
Essex2,97511 
Franklin5,38621 
Fulton7,80537 
Genesee8,57620 
Greene4,9176 
Hamilton5121 
Herkimer8,27345 
Jefferson11,30164 
Lewis4,1756 
Livingston7,17240 
Madison7,32136 
Monroe97,295314 
Montgomery7,15949 
Nassau225,634452 
Niagara28,56091 
NYC1,131,9411,283 
Oneida33,056106 
Onondaga59,188131 
Ontario11,63139 
Orange62,042128 
Orleans5,45723 
Oswego14,08336 
Otsego5,34221 
Putnam13,12231 
Rensselaer17,33676 
Rockland55,40548 
Saratoga24,504104 
Schenectady19,28455 
Schoharie2,6584 
Schuyler1,9234 
Seneca3,22323 
St. Lawrence12,75430 
Steuben12,41846 
Suffolk254,886552 
Sullivan9,54141 
Tioga6,32528 
Tompkins7,37213 
Ulster19,00851 
Warren7,25536 
Washington6,64337 
Wayne10,17257 
Westchester147,988167 
Wyoming5,27826 
Yates1,9784 


Yesterday, 41 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled through HERDS to 46,484. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

New Deaths by 
County of Residence 
Albany1
Allegany2
Broome1
Chautauqua1
Clinton1
Dutchess2
Erie6
Fulton4
Kings3
Manhattan1
Monroe3
Nassau2
Niagara1
Oneida2
Onondaga1
Otsego1
Queens2
Saratoga1
Steuben1
Suffolk1
Ulster1
Washington1
Wyoming1
Yates1


All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 12 years and older for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis, with 10 sites open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older. People who would prefer to schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccines.gov to find information on vaccine appointments near them.

New Yorkers looking to schedule vaccine appointments for 5-11-year-old children are encouraged to contact their child’s pediatrician, family physician, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural health centers, or pharmacies that may be administering the vaccine for this age group. Parents and guardians can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 vaccine, as the other COVID-19 vaccines are not yet authorized for this age group.

Visit our website for parents and guardians for new information, frequently asked questions and answers, and resources specifically designed for parents and guardians of this age group.

Yesterday, 10,803 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 11,346 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:

 People with at least one vaccine dosePeople with complete vaccine series  
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours  
Capital Region798,899556717,343438  
Central New York615,201280561,387196  
Finger Lakes813,709350742,069703  
Long Island2,008,2721,2471,779,6161,589  
Mid-Hudson1,562,1749311,364,281764  
Mohawk Valley308,856146283,557140  
New York City7,191,8466,5716,390,3376,464  
North Country286,797105255,86682  
Southern Tier414,294140375,750183  
Western New York893,545477806,559787  
Statewide14,893,59310,80313,276,76511,346  
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SUFFOLK AND NASSAU COUNTY REPORT 1,413 NEW COVID CASES SATURDAY. ALL 9 COUNTIES SURROUNDING CITY HAVE 2,057 NEW CASES THAN ALL OF NEW YORK CITY–1,641. WESTCHESTER REPORTS 179, ORANGE, 193. LONG ISLAND HOSPITALS TELL CBS RADIO, THEY HAVE PLENTY OF HOSPITAL CAPACITY, WILL NOT SHUT DOWN ELECTIVE SURGERY, CONFIDENT THEY CAN HANDLE THE SURGE OUT THERE.

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WPCNR COVID 19 MONITOR. From the NY State Covid-19 Workbook. Observations by John F. Bailey. November 28, 2021:

With the Sunday Covid numbers to go, due out tomorrow, it is obvious the Fourth Wave of Covid building is strengthening in breadth and new infections across the 9 Counties and New York City’s five boroughs.

Saturday New York City reported 1,641 cases in the five boroughs.

Nassau (565), Suffolk(848), Orange (193), Westchester (179) Dutchess (85) and Rockland(85)
combined had 1,995 new cases.

In the rest of the MidHudson region, Ulster showed 49 cases; Sullivan (36) Putnam (17) The Mid Hudson infection rate was 4.8% of 42, 819 tested. Nassau and Suffolk are spreading the disease alarmingly in this reporter’s opinion, and have been for weeks.

In 13 of the last 18 days, the 9 counties have had more cases of new covid than New York City.

The populations of the 9 counties are spreading the disease at a rapid rate.

Suffolk County had 848 new cases reported of covid positives and a 6.2% infection rate of 13,645 tested. Nassau was recorded with 565 positive cases of 12,003 tested, a 4.7% infection rate on very high testing universes.

The Long Island hospitals, CBS radio reported this afternoon said they had plenty of bed space capacity to handle the new infections (without stating how many beds they had available at this time), and also stated they would not limit elective surgeries. It was not clear whether the hospitals were stocking up on covid treatment supplies. Governor Kathy Hochul Saturday evening issued an State of Emergency Executive Order calling for hospitals to limit elective surgeries to assure adequate space and order stores of hospital supplies,.

In two weeks time, the 1,413 infections yesterday could result in 3,000 new cases by December 9, going by the 1 person infecting at least 2 persons.

Nassau county had 229 infections on November 13. Based on Saturday new positives, Nassau infectees November 13 (229) ) divided into 565, Saturday infections yields a 1 person infects 3 other persons (2.450) meaning Nassau we could see 1,400 infections in Nassau two weeks from now.

Suffolk reported 317 two weeks ago. Divide the 848 infections by 317 and we see that each person infected in Suffolk on Novermber 13 infected 2.68 new persons. Multiply Saturday 848 Suffolk infections by 2.68 and it means, depending on effective treatment and medicine availability, Suffolk could see 2,272 new cases from these 848 new cases in two weeks (the incubation period of disease).

Considering they are now infecting hundreds a day, new cases at this level on Long Island could reach 5,000 new cases a day in two weeks unless Nassau and Suffolk pay attention and throttle down the spread.

Here are the latest county by county numbers, released by Governor Hochul’s office at 7 PM. MID-HUDSON COUNTIES WHERE WESTCHESTER IS LOCATED, HIGHLIGHTED IN BOLD.

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive 
Albany34,221105 
Allegany5,92912 
Broome28,05674 
Cattaraugus9,89819 
Cayuga9,65314 
Chautauqua14,83740 
Chemung12,74014 
Chenango5,50818 
Clinton8,01737 
Columbia5,66425 
Cortland6,0536 
Delaware4,34424 
Dutchess37,79865 
Erie123,801504 
Essex2,96411 
Franklin5,36530 
Fulton7,76829 
Genesee8,55615 
Greene4,91120 
Hamilton5111 
Herkimer8,22848 
Jefferson11,23735 
Lewis4,16912 
Livingston7,13218 
Madison7,28526 
Monroe96,981255 
Montgomery7,11029 
Nassau225,182565 
Niagara28,46991 
NYC1,130,6581,641 
Oneida32,95094 
Onondaga59,057115 
Ontario11,59240 
Orange61,914193 
Orleans5,43420 
Oswego14,04739 
Otsego5,32120 
Putnam13,09117 
Rensselaer17,26072 
Rockland55,35785 
Saratoga24,400139 
Schenectady19,22975 
Schoharie2,65417 
Schuyler1,9195 
Seneca3,20010 
St. Lawrence12,72464 
Steuben12,37257 
Suffolk254,334848 
Sullivan9,50036 
Tioga6,29717 
Tompkins7,3597 
Ulster18,95749 
Warren7,21954 
Washington6,60644 
Wayne10,11543 
Westchester147,821179 
Wyoming5,25223 
Yates1,9742 

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GOV. HOCHUL DECLARES COVID STATE OF EMERGENCY–HEALTH DEPT TO LIMIT ELECTIVE SURGERIES, FACILITATES HOSPITAL MEDICINES BUILD-UP. SUBURB INFECTIONS DIP BELOW NEW YORK CITY ON FRIDAY. SATURDAY FIGURES DUE OUT SUNDAY NIGHT.

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WPCNR COVID SITUATION IN REAL TIME. From New York State Covid Tracker. Observations by John F. Bailey. November 27, 2021:

With cases building in the New York Metropolitan Area, New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a State of Emergency Saturday.

“We’ve taken extraordinary action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and combat this pandemic. However, we continue to see warning signs of spikes this upcoming winter, and while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it’s coming,” Hochul said.

“In preparation, I am announcing urgent steps today to expand hospital capacity and help ensure our hospital systems can tackle any challenges posed by the pandemic as we head into the winter months,” the governor said. The order will be reassessed January 15.

In 13 of the last 17 days, the 9 suburban counties of New York City: Westchester County, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Rockland, and Sullivan Counties, and Nassau and Suffolk counties have generated more new cases of covid than all five boroughs of New York City.

Friday was the first time in 5 days, the 9 counties were under the NYC total, 1,079 new covid positives, compared to 878 for the 9 suburban neighbors but this came from very small testing universe, 21,091 tests, yielding a 4.2% infection rate. .

On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Westchester and the 8 other suburban hot spots generated 1,447 new persons testing positive for covid, to New York City’s 1,358. It should be noted that the 9 counties have 5,374,770 people compared to New York City’s 8,804.

On Wednesday, Travel Day before Thanksgiving the 9 counties reported 2,013 new covid positive persons, to New York Cities 1,626. There is no question the suburban counties are putting the whole region at risk. The counties have lead New York City in infections in 13 of the last 17 days. Westchester alone has doubled cases every week for three weeks

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GOV HOCHUL: NEW COVID VARIANT EMERGES — STATEMENT

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“We are closely monitoring the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant. The Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center Laboratory will continue to actively monitor COVID-19 virus samples selected from throughout New York State to compare sequences and identify circulating and new variants. While we have not yet identified any Omicron cases, we are not surprised that new variants are emerging and may likely end up in New York. We will continue to monitor WHO actions and work with our partners at the CDC to keep a close eye on developments.”

“I want to remind New Yorkers to continue taking the precautionary steps we know reduce the spread of this deadly virus: wear a mask in indoor public places, use proper hand hygiene, get tested, and stay home when sick. The vaccine also remains one of our greatest weapons in fighting the pandemic, and this news further emphasizes the need for each of us to get vaccinated and get the booster if you’re fully vaccinated.” 

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SUBURBS SURROUNDING NYC CONTINUE SPREADING COVID CASES MORE THAN ALL OF NEW YORK CITY COMBINED. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE ON ROAD AND IN PERSON.

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WPCNR CORONA VIRUS MONITOR. From the New York State Covid-19 Workbook. Observations by John F. Bailey. Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021:

On 11 of the last 14 days, the Mid-Hudson Region and Long Island counties have lead New York City in new cases of covid, despite having 60% less population.

The first two days of Thanksgiving week, Westchester, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Rockland, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties and Long Island Nassau and Suffolk Counties with a combined 9-County population of 5,274,770 people (2020 census) reported more infections than New York City’s 5 boroughs of 8,804,190 persons, dramatically demonstrating how suburbia is spreading and sustaining the Fourth Wave of coronavirus.

Monday, November 22, the 9 counties with greatly reduced tests, reported 1,198 new persons getting covid. All five boroughs of New York City reported 1,206 – just 8 more cases. With 3.5 million less people than New York City, the 9 suburban counties are spreading and continue to spread covid at the same rate.

Tuesday the 9 counties exceeded more cases than New York City. New York reported 1,469 new covid-infected positive tests, the suburban 9 counties, 1,655, 186 more cases for the suburbs. This is not good news at all.

On the numbers, Westchester County reported 158 infection Tuesday, November 23, , 2.2% of 7,245 tested, which is on target  for 1 new infected person spreading the disease to 2 other persons, based on the 82 infections on November 9.

County Executive George Latimer in his Covid Report Tuesday put hospitalizations at 40, an increase from 30 last week. He said the 2,700 hospital beds should be able to handle that rate of hospitalization. The worry obviously is how many of the 1,000 infections a week in Westchester alone will result in how many new hospitalizations, and how fast.

In two weeks the 158 persons testing positive  just Tuesday could conceivably result at (2 persons newly infected by 1 person), bring 300 new infections. Westchester averages 150 new positives a day over the last week, that is 1,050 new infections a week. The actual total from November 14 to 20 was 1,108.

In two weeks it is worrying that we might see 2,216 new infections based on the 1 person infecting 2 two-week spread rate.

Though infections are not as high as a year ago, that is the past. What is significant is our behavior now.

Mr. Latimer said Tuesday the vaccinations are stemming the persons getting infected but the next month will be crucial in limiting the spread of the disease and he urged care in socializations.

In a statement released Thanksgiving Day, County Executive Latimer wrote:

“Thanksgiving is a day where all of us, no matter our race or religion, gather – once again in person – to give thanks. These past nearly two years have been challenging for all of us, but in times of difficulty it is of paramount importance to take stock of what we do have to be thankful for. A bright future is ahead of us, and without the blessings we have already received that future could not be realized. I extend my warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all Westchester County residents.”

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