Albany County coronavirus update

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As of Friday, there have been 2,563 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County since the outbreak began. Thirteen new positive cases have been identified since Thursday.

There are 57 active cases, and the five-day average for new daily positives grew from 8.8 to 10.2. Among the new positive cases, five had close contact with other cases, two live or work in a health care setting, and six had no clear source of transmission.

So far, 9,950 people have completed quarantine. Of those who completed quarantine, 2,506 of them had tested positive and recovered. Additionally, the number of people under mandatory quarantine has dropped to 420 from 440.

The county’s death toll remains 133. Thirteen patients are hospitalized, with two in the ICU. The hospitalization rate is 0.5%.

“As we continue to monitor our hospitalization data that we’ve seen rise over the last two weeks, and with casinos, agritourism, and other industries reopening, the risks of spreading the virus and the need to be cautious have arguably never been higher. This is especially true going into Labor Day weekend. So I’m asking everyone to do the right thing and wear masks and socially distance yourselves if you are going to any cookouts or parties,” said County Executive McCoy. “We’ve seen spikes in positive cases during major holidays, including the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Easter, and Passover. I’m hopeful we can avoid that from happening again so New York can build on our progress and continue the reopening process.”


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