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ALBANY COUNTY (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced Saturday that as of this morning, there are now 1,688 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County to date, an increase of 2 in the last 24 hours.

Additionally, there are now reportedly 682 people under mandatory quarantine and 6 people under precautionary quarantine. The five-day average for new daily positives is now down to 10.2. So far, 4,510 individuals have completed quarantine, with 1,340 of them having tested positive and recovered. That brings the county’s recovery rate up to 79.38%.

While it was reported there have been no new deaths overnight, sadly there had been 24 deaths at three private nursing homes between April 21 and May 26. They had been reported to the State but not to the Albany County Department of Health. Since the deaths had already been included in all state metrics, they do not impact the County’s ability to transition into Phase 2 of reopening. There were 21 women and 3 men; one in their 50’s, 2 in their 70’s, 3 in their 80’s, 16 in their 90’s and 2 over 100. This brings the county’s new death toll to 111.

The number of county residents currently hospitalized reportedly dropped from 27 to 20, bringing the hospitalization rate to 1.18% from 1.6% Friday. There are currently three people in Intensive Care Units (ICU), unchanged from Friday’s briefing.

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