Albany County coronavirus update

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ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy provided the latest COVID-19 update for the County at 10:30 a.m. On Tuesday, 159 new COVID cases were reported to the county. There have been 5,881 cases to date. The New York State COVID Dashboard shows a rolling 7-day infection rate of 4.1% for the county.

There are now 910 active cases in the county, up from 884 on Monday. Among the new positive cases, 22 had close contact with positive cases, 127 did not have a clear source of infection at this time and 11 are healthcare workers or residents of congregate settings, though none from Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

There were six new hospitalizations to report overnight, and there are 76 county residents currently hospitalized from the virus, a net increase of four. The hospitalization rate is now 1.29%. There are now 12 patients in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), up from 11 on Monday.

There were two new COVID-related deaths to report, two women, both in their 90s and residents of congregate settings, but neither were from Shaker Place. The death toll for the county now stands at 160 since the outbreak began.

The updated testing schedule for this week can be found on the Albany County website.

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