ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy provided the latest report on the county’s progress on administering and distributing vaccines and controlling the spread of the coronavirus.
As of Friday, it is reported that 65% of Albany County’s population has received at least the first dose, and 60.3% has been fully vaccinated. The first dose vaccination rate for the county’s 18+ population is now up to 75.7%. More information on vaccination rates can be found at the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker at the link here.
County Executive McCoy announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County is now at 24,423 to date, an increase of three new positive cases since Friday. Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of percent positive rates is 0.2%, and the Capital Region’s rate is still at 0.3%.
Of the new cases of COVID identified in the county, two reportedly did not have a clear source of infection at this time and one had close contact to a positive case. There are now 12 active cases in the county, up from nine Friday. The number of people under mandatory quarantine has decreased to 24 from 26. So far, 80,090 people have completed quarantine. Of those who completed quarantine, 24,411 of them had tested positive for the virus and recovered.
The County Executive reported that there were no new hospitalizations since Friday, and three county residents are hospitalized. There are still two patients currently in ICU’s, unchanged from Friday. There are no new COVID deaths to report, and the death toll for Albany County still stands at 386 since the outbreak began.