Albany County coronavirus update

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy updated residents with the latest local information on the coronavirus pandemic, and the response from officials. The briefing started at 10:30 a.m.

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy announced today that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has now climbed to 3,950 to date, an increase of 39 new positive cases since yesterday.

Additionally, the number of people under mandatory quarantine has shot up to 1,389 from 1,298. The five-day average for new daily positives increased to 50 from 48.4. There are now 337 active cases in the county, up from 305 yesterday. So far, 17,764 people have completed quarantine. Of those who completed quarantine, 3,613 of them had tested positive and recovered.

Among the new positive cases, 18 had close contact with positive cases, two reported traveling out of state, 16 did not have a clear source of infection at this time, and three are healthcare workers or residents of congregate settings – though none from Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

There were four new hospitalizations to report overnight, while the number of county residents currently hospitalized due to the virus increased to 32 from 31. There are still four patients in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). The hospitalization rate has gone up to 0.81% from 0.79%. There were no new COVID-related deaths to report, and the county’s death toll remains at 144 since the outbreak began.

The County Executive was joined at the press conference by Albany County Legislature Chairman Andrew Joyce, Deputy Chairwoman Wanda Willingham and Albany County Economic Development Director Kevin O’Connor to announce moving forward with the formation of a Local Development Corporation (LDC).

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