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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy gives coronavirus update

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ALBANY COUNTY (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced Friday with County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen that as of this morning, there are now 1,619 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County, an increase of 41 over the last 24 hours due to an increase in testing.

Additionally, the County says there are now 907 people under mandatory quarantine and 3 people under precautionary quarantine. To date, 4,101 individuals have completed quarantine, with 1,064 of them having tested positive and recovered.

While there were no new deaths overnight, there had been three deaths at private nursing homes reported earlier this month that had been reported to the state but had not been reported to the County Department of Health. The individuals who passed were a man in his 60’s, and two women in their 80’s, all with underlying health conditions. That brings the entire county’s death toll at 76, though it will not affect the state’s reopening metrics.

With 27 people currently hospitalized, the hospitalization rate for Albany County stands at 1.66%, up slightly from 1.58% Thursday. There is currently one person in an Intensive Care Unit, unchanged from Thursday.

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