Albany County coronavirus update, February 8

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — There have been 19,111 cases of COVID-19 among Albany County residents since the pandemic began, with 75 new positive cases since Sunday. The five-day average for new daily positives is now 116.4, and there are 991 active cases in the county.

County Executive Daniel P. McCoy reported two COVID-related deaths: a man and a woman in their 80s. The county death toll is now 334.

“Despite some of the lingering effects from the holiday surge, we’re seeing our overall data continue to move in the right direction,” said County Executive McCoy. “Now we need everyone to do their part to build on this momentum and keep the spread of the virus under control.”

Among the new cases, three live or work in a health care or congregate setting, 35 had close contact with other positives, and 37 had no clear source of infection. Mandatory quarantines dropped to 2,006. Of the 58,042 to have completed quarantine so far, 18,120 tested positive and recovered. Since Sunday, 184 recoveries were reported.

McCoy reported three new hospitalizations overnight for a total of 97 county residents hospitalized from the virus. of those 15 patients are in the ICU.

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